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What is a Fjord?

Fjord is an Icelandic term meaning a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs. They are created in a valley carved by glacial activity. Before glaciation, mountain valleys typically have a characteristic "V" shape, produced by erosion from water. However, during glaciation, these valleys are widened, deepened, and smoothed, forming a "U"-shaped glacial valley by the scraping and grinding action of massive glaciers over thousands of years.

Alaska's Inside Passage Photography  

I had the opportunity to tour Southwest Alaska to photograph the magnificent landscape and wildlife. I cruised on Holland America Line's Oo...

Alaska's Inside Passage Photography  

I had the opportunity to tour Southwest Alaska to photograph the magnificent landscape and wildlife. I cruised on Holland America Line's Oo...

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