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Clouds pouring over the Continental Divide, Glacier National park

Glacier National Park’s phenomenal landscape was sculpted by glaciers. These massive ice flows carved valleys and shaped mountains. In 1850, there were 150 glaciers. Today, only 25 remain large enough (at least 25 acres in area) to be considered functional glaciers. Grinnell Glacier is a prime example of glacier recession. These images clearly show its retreat. #ActOnClimate

Sunday’s sunrise over Many Glacier. Grinnell Point was entirely lit up by the light and Mount Gould had a fine layer of rays resting upon its summit. Haven’t seen the lake this calm in a very long time. Oh, the reflections!

Photo by @james_balog. Grinnell Glacier in Montana’s Glacier National Park is one of the most photographed glaciers in the American West, and also one of the fastest disappearing. Between 1966 and 2005, Grinnell Glacier lost almost 40 percent of its acreage, and scientists estimate, under worse case scenario emissions, all the glaciers in the national park could be gone by 2030. Follow @james_balog for more photos of the world’s glaciers. #Montana #NationalParks #GlacierNationalPark #ExtremeIceSurvey #ArtPlusScience #Anthropocene by natgeo