Wednesday, November 5, 2014

USA ~Glacier Bay National Park-Alaska-UNESCO

...A spectacular sight...and a wonderful new whale card for my collection... Many Thanks Edvard!!
Photos by Meldren Anderson and Trevor Kirschhoff
Backside card: A humpback whale traverses the icy waters of Glacier Bay.
Glacier Bay is a Humpback Whale sanctuary. In the park's waters, Humpback Whales benefit from some of the strongest protections found anywhere on our planet.

The marine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve includes tidewater glaciers, snow-capped mountain ranges, ocean coastlines, deep fjords, freshwater rivers and lakes.

When Captain George Vancouver surveyed Southeast Alaska in 1794, the wall of ice that filled the bay was (at its greatest extent) 100 miles long, 20 miles wide, and 4,000 feet thick. Just 250 years later, this same ice has retreated 65 miles, the fastest glacial retreat on record...

Set of lovely stamps with special National Park's cancellation!

 At nearly all of the 401 American National Park units (and many of the National Park Service's affiliated areas), one or more National Park Passport Stamps (cancellation stamps) can be acquired at no cost at park visitor centers and ranger stations.


  1. Awesome card. I would be thrilled to see such a sight!

    1. Me too...I read about "Glacier Bay Boat trips" That must be an amazing experience!^^

  2. I went on a whale watching tour off the coast of southern California way earlier this year. We did spot some whales, and dolphins and sea lions, too. The whales were migrating north from Mexico. It was fun, but it was nothing like what is pictured on the postcard. The whales' bodies barely broke the surface of the water. Maybe they were just lazy whales, ha ha!