Glacier Photo Gallery

Glacier Types | Glacier Features | Glacier Landforms

The All About Glaciers photo gallery provides an in-depth look at the different types of glaciers, their features and characteristics, and how glaciers can shape the land around them.

Photographs of Muir glacier taken in 1941 and 2004This comparison shows Muir Glacier, in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, as seen in 1941 (left) and 2004 (right). —Credit (left): William Osgood Field. 1941. Muir Glacier: From the Glacier Photograph Collection. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media. —Credit (right): Bruce F. Molnia. 2004. Muir Glacier: From the Glacier Photograph Collection. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media.

NSIDC archives a Glacier Photograph Collection of historical photos, which includes both aerial and terrestrial photos for the 1880s to 2013. The photos are primarily of U.S. and Canadian glaciers, but include glaciers from around the globe. The Repeat Photography of Glaciers Special Collection within the photograph database matches photos of glaciers taken during the early 1900s with recent photos taken at the same physical location. The photos tell a captivating visual story of the changes glaciers have experienced during the past century.

For more glacier photos, try these sites:

Illustrated Glossary of Alpine Glacial Landforms

Peter Knight's Photographs of Landscapes and Glaciers.

United States Geological Survey Glossary of Glacier Terminology

Glaciers Online

Glacier Bay Photo Gallery

U.S.G.S. Repeat Photography Project