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.