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Lecture: Bill Reckert’s Bering Glacier Photography – 4 Feb 2018 @Batesville Market
February 4, 2018 @ 13:00 - 15:30Free
Views From The Ice: Bering Glacier, Alaska
Local photo journalist Bill Reckert is exhibiting his collection of dramatic photographs of Alaska’s Bering Glacier here at Batesville during the month of February. Mr. Reckert will also be giving a presentation about his work on February 4th at 1:30 PM.
Bering Glacier is the largest temperate glacier on earth covering approximately 2,000 square miles. It originates in the mountainous region of eastern Alaska and western Canada; and flow to sea level near Seal River and the Gulf of Alaska.
Most of the world’s thousands of glaciers flow only a few inches a day. A rare few alternate between virtual stagnation with little perceptible flow for decades and then sudden very rapid movement where the ice may be displaced up to several miles in a few months. Such is Alaska’s Bering glacier.
This remote treacherous area can only be accessed by light aircraft and helicopter. Mr. Reckert, former Senior Photographer with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and photographer with the United States Geological Survey, has documented the majestic splendor of Bering Glacier. His exhibit will be displayed at the Market throughout February.