Viewed from a float plane looking down on the silty glacier water of the Taku River as it converges with the saltwater of the Inside Passage of Southeast Alaska just sout of Juneau, Alaska's capital city. Throughout this region, sandbars form all along the river valley, creating difficult travel conditions and river flow patters. These sandbars are always being reshaped do to both isostatic rebound from glacier movement and by glacier silt being deposited into the water. This image was taken near the largest of those glaciers in the Juneau Icefield, the Taku Glacier. After a foggy morning the clouds break to reveal an Autumn meadow of color below a rugged Coast Mountain Range in the Taku River. Flowers such as indian paintbrush, purple geraniums, giant fireweed and chocolate lillies are a few of the many native species that grow within the Taku River Valley of Southeast Alaska and Northwest British Columbia.
- Timothy Edward Chandonnet
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