<p>Alaska’s Hubbard Glacier, seen by Landsat 8 in July 2014, creeps up on Disenchantment Bay. Fed by melting snow and debris, the growing glacier has twice blocked the entrance to pitchfork-shaped Russell Fjord, causing the water level to rapidly rise.</p>

Disenchantment Bay

Alaska’s Hubbard Glacier, seen by Landsat 8 in July 2014, creeps up on Disenchantment Bay. Fed by melting snow and debris, the growing glacier has twice blocked the entrance to pitchfork-shaped Russell Fjord, causing the water level to rapidly rise.

Photograph by NASA/Earth Observatory

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