Greasing the skids! by Nancy Richard

Sub glacial falls tumble from the deep interior of a glacier in the inside passageway somewhere near Topeka glacier, Alaska. As the ice melts beneath tons of pressure, the water “greases the skids” so to speak, like wax on the runners of a sled, allowing the glacier to advance.

I am deeply concerned about environment, wildlife, and animal welfare, feeling a strong commitment to leaving the planet in better shape for new generations. Therefore, I support a number of charities that reflect those interests.

I have a degree in English and Library Science, but if I had my life to live over, I would have loved to have been a photographer, writer, and/or National Park ranger.

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  • Kratos
    Kratosabout 4 years ago

    Wow…awesome shot! I didn’t know that about glaciers…I learned something new today. Thanks!

  • Thanks for your comment , Laurie. I’m sure that this process doesn’t always result in falls like this, but this one sure did.

    – Nancy Richard

  • Poete100
    Poete100about 4 years ago

    Nancy, since you were able to post this photo, I guess your cruise ship stood far away enough for you all not to get hurt….love this capture!!!

  • Lorraine, I was a distance away on a cruise ship with a 20X zoom. This was the clearest shot I could get. Thanks so much for your comment. The world is a big place and there’s so much to see. I appreciate your support.

    – Nancy Richard

  • NikonJohn
    NikonJohnabout 4 years ago

    Nice view of the action even though it was in the shade! Well done :)

  • Thank you, John. When you’re shooting from the distance I was you can’t be choosy. I was lucky to get this one. Appreciate your comment for sure.

    – Nancy Richard

  • LindaJBazor
    LindaJBazorabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Linda. It’s an honor.

    – Nancy Richard

  • WILT
    WILTabout 4 years ago

    Great photo

  • Thanks so much, Wilt!

    – Nancy Richard

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Nancy…must be neat to actually view this…inst fave BTW!!!

  • Really appreciate it, Larry. It was a tough shot to get.

    – Nancy Richard

  • Judy Wanamaker
    Judy Wanamakerabout 4 years ago

    A beautiful capture, Nancy! I got one that is similar in Glacier Bay. I will see if I can resurrect it, and will post it. What a wonderful phenomenon.

  • Thanks, Judy. I’ll look forward to seeing yours.

    – Nancy Richard

  • SueSchwarting
    SueSchwartingabout 4 years ago

    Wow, what a fabulous capture. Beautiful image, Nancy!

  • Thanks, Susan. It was really different.

    – Nancy Richard

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsabout 4 years ago

    Awesome capture! Beautiful!

  • Thank you, James. Glad you like it.

    – Nancy Richard

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 4 years ago

    Stunning image Nancy..

  • Thank you loads!

    – Nancy Richard

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