One of the most impressive features of the natural world are glaciers. These massive sheets of ice can travel hundreds of miles. This gallery shows some of the main features of glaciers.
Glaciers are gigantic rivers of ice that have the power to alter the face of the Earth. Check out more pictures of glaciers on the following pages.
Tourists climb up the Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina. For a closer look at this glacier check out the next page.
View of the southern wall of the Perito Moreno glacier. Find out how long this glacier is on the next page.
The Perto Moreno glacier is 20 miles long with a total surface of 160 square miles. Take a closer look at the cracks in glaciers on the following pages.
Cracks in glaciers can be hundreds of feet deep. Check out another picture of a crack in the Perto Moreno glacier on the next page.
Another shot of a crack in the Perito Moreno glacier. Find out what a drain hole looks like on the next page.
Guides show tourists a no-end drain hole in a glacier. Check out pictures of other glaciers from around the world on the following pages.
A view of the Lago Grey glacier in Patagonia, Chile. Take a look at the Fairy Glacier on the next page.
The moon appears over the Fairy Glacier. Glaciers are massive. Find out how a full-length ship measures up to a glacier on the next page.
A ship passes by the Rafael glaciers in the Northern Patagonian Ice Field. Take a look at what happens when glaciers reach the ocean on the next page.
Glaciers break apart as they reach the ocean. Take a look at the longest glacier in the Alps on the next page.
The Aletsch glacier is the largest sheet of ice in the Alps. Check out more glacier pictures on the next page.
Glaciers flow through the mountains of Bylot Island. See how glaciers can alter the Earth on the next page.
This valley is a testament to the power of glaciers. For more information on glaciers check out How Glaciers Work.