Chris Johns
Hubbard Glacier Explodes, Disenchantment Bay, Alaska, 1986
digital chromogenic print, printed 2013
one from an edition of 20
image: 16 x 24 (40.64 x 60.96 cm.)
sheet: 21 x 29 in. (53.34 x 73.66 cm.)
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The Hubbard’s might explodes […] as a pillar of ice calves into Disenchantment Bay, the head of Yakutat Bay. A few volunteers tried to save the marine mammals. Though the porpoises eluded the rescuers, a few seals were aided. Residents of the nearby Yakutat, where Tlingit Indians still hunt seals, were far more concerned that the lake might spill over in to the Situk River and destroy spawning grounds on that world-famous fishing stream. — National Geographic, 1987

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