Reid and Lamplugh Glaciers

After traveling nearly 40 miles up the main arm of Glacier Bay, the TAZ entered the Johns Hopkins Inlet, where an astounding array of tidewater glaciers awaited us. The first was Reid Glacier (above), captured here in a 180 degree panorama. Jagged Mount Cooper (below) loomed above the glacier, separating it from the Lamplugh Glacier, to the west.
Beyond the Reid Glacier, the Lamplugh (below) flows into the Johns Hopkins Inlet under the rounded dome of Mount Cooper. Here, a jet of meltwater can be seen emerging from inside a ship-sized ice cave along the face of the Lamplugh terminus. Sounds of the glacier rumbling and cracking filled the air as we floated by this scene.