Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
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Bear Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park | Near Seward, Alaska I IKONOS .82-meter resolution | Collected 6 February, 2005. This IKONOS image shows Bear Glacier, the largest glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, near Seward, Alaska. The U.S. Postal Service selected this image to be included in the ‘Earthscapes’ Forever stamp series, officially released to the public on October 1, 2013. From the USPS.com website: “The Earthscapes Forever stamps allow customers an opportunity to see the world in a new way. This stamp pane presents examples of three categories of earthscapes: natural, agricultural, and urban. The photographs were all created high above the planet’s surface, either snapped by “eyes in the sky” — satellites orbiting the Earth — or carefully composed by photographers in aircraft. In the top row, we fly over America’s stunning wilderness. In Alaska, a wide stripe that looks like a highway is actually a glacier, an immense conveyer belt of ice. At its base, jagged white shards resembling broken glass are really icebergs, bobbing in a lake.” For more information about the USPS stamp series, visit www.usps.com.
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