Skip to main content

Ice World: Gallery of Awe-Inspiring Glaciers

Greenland's Glaciers

Greenland glaciers and ice sheet.

(Image credit: Frank Paul)

Peripheral glaciers and ice caps in eastern Greenland. In the background, the ice sheet is visible, with glacier fingers protruding.

Columbia Glacier Terminus

Columbia glacier in Alaska

(Image credit: W. Tad Pfeffer)

The terminus of Alaska's Columbia Glacier. The glacier retreated 8.7 miles (14 km) between 1984 and 2004.

Glacier Iceberg

Iceberg from Columbia glacier

(Image credit: W. Tad Pfeffer)

A stranded iceberg from the Columbia Glacier in Prince William Sound, Alaska.

Stephanie Pappas

Stephanie Pappas is a contributing writer for Live Science covering topics from geoscience to archaeology to the human brain and behavior. A freelancer based in Denver, Colorado, she also regularly contributes to Scientific American and The Monitor, the monthly magazine of the American Psychological Association. Stephanie received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz.