The Amalia Glacier is situated in Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, a protected area of 8,000 plus acres in the South American country of Chile. It is on the Sarmiento Channel and an estimated 21 kilometres/13 miles in length. A glacier is generally defined as a large ice-river of compacted and slow-moving snow.

We viewed the Amalia Glacier from our ship while exploring the Chilean fjords on a South American cruise. Though impossible to capture the bluish-white hue and sheer size as well as the snow-capped peaks in the background, I hope that you can sense the awe I experienced on that unforgettable afternoon when you look at these photographs.

Ship view sailing towards the Amalia Glacier. Notice the floating ice.

Excited passengers getting ready to take pictures.

Almost there!

My husband in the forefront with the glacier as a backdrop.

Map of South America. Chile is on the western coast.