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"Alaska Awakening"

A rare, full-sun day in early Spring for Portage Glacier in Alaska. The lake, still frozen, but just beginning to melt, reflects the beautiful hues of blue from the sky. After a lengthy, frozen winter, the sun starts to work its magic on the Alaskan landscape. In just two weeks time from when this image was taken, the snowline will have receded at least fifty percent or more up the mountainsides, the lake will have thawed, migratory birds will have arrived, bears and their young will emerge from their dens, and the plants will have sprouted with the beautiful summery shades of green. Springtime happens fast in the subarctic!

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