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Little remains of the Burroughs Glacier (center). In the foreground, are the snow-covered tops of Minnesota Ridge. On the other side of Burroughs Glacier are the Bruce Hills, followed by Wachusett Inlet. The far side of the inlet are the mountains of Idaho Ridge including: Mount Kloh Kutz, Mount Cadell, Mount Merriam and Mount Wordie. In the very distant upper part of the image, mountains of the Fairweather Range can be seen.
Glacier Bay National Park is located in southeast Alaska. Known for its spectacular tidewater glaciers, icefields, and tall costal mountains, the park is also an important marine wilderness area. The park a popular destination for cruise ships, is also known for its sea kayaking and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Glacier Bay National Park is home to humpback whales which feed in the park's protected waters during the summer, both black and grizzly bears, moose, wolves, sea otters, harbor seals, steller's sea lions and numerous species of sea birds.
The dynamically changing park, known for its large, contiguous, intact ecosystems, is a United Nations biosphere reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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