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Photos: Glaciers meet the ocean in Southeast Alaska’s Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness

Shadow and sunshine play across the spires of South Sawyer Glacier at the head of Tracy Arm in Tongass National Forest. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

Three glaciers in the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness meet directly with the ocean. Sawyer and South Sawyer glaciers enter the water in Tracy Arm and Dawes Glacier comes in the head of Endicott Arm in the Tongass National Forest. They are across Stephens Passage from Admiralty Island and south of Alaska's capital, Juneau.

The cruise ship American Constellation passes in front of Sawyer Glacier in Tongass National Forest. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Dozens of harbor seals rest on icebergs in front of South Sawyer Glacier. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
An inflatable boat carries passengers from the charter sailboat Island Roamer for a closer look at South Sawyer Glacier.  (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
An iceberg floats on the waters of Holkham Bay as clouds form in the valleys of the Tongass National Forest. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
The small cruise ship Sikumi stops at a waterfall in Tracy Arm on its way to South Sawyer Glacier. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
A harbor seal rests on an iceberg in front of South Sawyer Glacier. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Allen Marine’s Katlian Express day boat cruises past an iceberg with a flock of gulls perched on it in Tracy Arm. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Sunshine plays across the spires of South Sawyer Glacier. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Huge blocks of ice crash into the water as South Sawyer Glacier calves at the head of Tracy Arm in the Tongass National Forest. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
The charter yacht Rebel motors past a freshly calved iceberg in front of Sawyer Glacier.  (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
A freshly calved iceberg shows its deep blue color as it floats in front of Sawyer Glacier. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Icebergs float in front of a waterfall and hanging glacier at the head of Endicott Arm in the Tongass National Forest. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
A green iceberg floats in front of Dawes Glacier at the head of Endicott Arm in the Tongass National Forest. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
An iceberg floats along the steep walls of Tracy Arm in the Tongass National Forest. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
The setting sun lights up an iceberg in Tracy Arm. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
The setting sun lights up an iceberg and the spout of a humpback whale in Tracy Arm in the Tongass National Forest. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

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