Mendenhall Glacier

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Comments (17)

Hank Waxman on May 20, 2007

Thanks for you enthusiastic comments, Rich. We share a love of the natural beauty of the world around us, and clearly our concern about its "staying power" in the face of what the "civilized" world is doing to it.

walkaboutwest on May 22, 2007

A fantastic shot, Hank!

rosina lamberti on May 22, 2007

Hi hank, couldnt agree with u more,the natural beauty of planet is the greatest legacy we can leave our children :)

Hank Waxman on May 22, 2007

Thanks Eve and Rosina. I'm sure you've heard that classic expression which, as I heard it, we credit our American Indians with making the observation that we don't leave the world to our children; we borrow it from them. I find greater responsibility in that phraseology.

steandeb on May 23, 2007

its such a shame when you look at the beauty of this place and many others on the website that mankind is slowly but surely destroying the planet.i have commented to many people on panoramio that the things god gave us in the beginning sun ,sea, wind ,rain,trees,plants these to me are the things that ultimately give us all pleasure not material things. all we can do is educate our children to take care of the planet its the only one we have!

Hank Waxman on May 23, 2007

Hi steandeb. I think many of us who post on Panoramio enjoy the beauty of nature as you have described it. I think you'll find there are many ways each of us can help, but unfortunately our impact will vary by the conscience of our political leaders. In short there are times when we are heard better than at other times. Keep up the dialogue, and thanks for using my photo to share your feelings.

Hank Waxman on August 7, 2007

Thanks Gerry. Alaska is truly a magical place, and to a large degree it is places like this that make it so. The ice sculpture still on page one as I write, was also taken at this very location. It is a closeup of the floating ice from a slightly different angle:

Thanksfor visiting and commenting.

Sigmund Rise on September 3, 2007

Very nice Hank! A great photo!



Hank Waxman on September 3, 2007

Hi Sigmund. After visiting your collection for a bit, this is quite a compliment. Thank you.

Pili Liron on September 17, 2008

es una maravilla felicidades..

Hank Waxman on September 19, 2008

Pili Liron, gracias. Le aprecio las palabras de la alabanza calientes.


abouadnan djaafar on August 29, 2009

يخلق الله ما يشاء؛ صورة جميلة لصاحب ذوق رفيع، أشكركم على هذه الطبيعة الجميلة

God creates what He wills; a pretty picture for the high-taste, thank you for this beautiful nature

Hank Waxman on August 31, 2009

وشكرا لك على الثناء السخي.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on October 3, 2010

Thanks for the Link Hank..The difference is quite startling!

Hank Waxman on October 3, 2010

I mean we all know the glaciers are receding, but it's a different feeling when you see it person.



Andrea Riberti on March 16, 2012

Whow, I really do like places like this one. In the Swiss Alps we also live the dramatic receding of the glaciers. It seems unrestrainable. Until we won't change our behaviour which has a deep impact on the environment. Ciao,Andrea

Hank Waxman on March 17, 2012

Like you I am both an advocate for the environment and an activist on its behalf. We must all pull together or we will have nothing to leave to our children.

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