Mendenhall Glacier by Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)

A really great autumn day at Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska. Don’t blink or you may miss the blue sky. Mendenhall Lake offers a rare reflection of the massive glacier and beautiful robin’s egg blue sky.

Whenever I pass through Juneau I head to Mendenhall Glacier…that special place never disappoints me.

November 9, 2009

Juneau, Alaska, USA

Canon 40D, Canon 10-22mm lens, shutter 1/160, focal length 15mm, ISO 400, graduated neutral density filter, Manfrotto tripod, Wimberley II head, cable release

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It is my sincere wish that visitors to my portfolio experience the beauty and wonder of nature. Moreover my hope is that my photographs will inspire viewers to be proactive toward the protection of wildlife and its habitat, those efforts ultimately making a far better world for all beings.

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  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

  • Betty, thank you so very much! It really is beautiful on any given day but when the light is soft and skies are blue, the scenery really sings. Happy New Year to you and yours, Gina

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixover 4 years ago

    Great capture !!!

  • Thank you so very much! This was the prettiest day I’ve spent out by Mendenhall Glacier…what a gift that was.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Jonathan Bartlett
    Jonathan Bartlettover 4 years ago


  • Jonathan, thank you ever so much!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    Awesome clear reflection! Beautiful capture, Gina!

  • Dot, thank you…it’s always great hearing from you. Happy New Year to you and yours!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 4 years ago

    Just a beautiful capture!!

  • Thank you so much! I’m delighted you enjoyed this image. Glaciers never lose their fascination for me, particularly when they croak and groan. Such a force of nature…WOW! Happy New Year to you!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Jacqueline Ison
    Jacqueline Isonover 4 years ago

    So lovely…first view I have had of this since fifty years ago..thanx!

  • No kidding, Jacqueline? The glacier must have changed quite a bit in that amount of time. Thank you for stopping by to say hi! Happy New Year to you!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 4 years ago

    Stunning capture with wonderful reflections.

  • Rosalie, thank you! Every once in awhile things come together and work well. Blue skies, no wind to riffle the lake and soft lighting…what a gift! Happy New Year!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

  • Hi, Polly! Great hearing from you.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

    KOKOPEDALover 4 years ago

    A “3P” shot. Perfect Postcard Picture

  • I like that Triple P thing…thanks so much for bringing a smile to my face! All the best to you in 2011!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Beautifully captured Gina!

  • Hi, Trish! So good hearing from you as always! I hope you have a wonderful 2011 ahead of you. Stay well and happy…Gina

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

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