As a heat wave sinks its teeth into much of North America and Europe, here is a short photo essay offering present and past looks at several once mighty glaciers in Alaska.
Muir Glacier - Muir Inlet, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.
1941 vs. 2004
McCarty Glacier - McCarty Fjords, Kanai Fjords National Park
1909 vs. 2004
Toboggan Glacier - Prince William Sound, Chucagh National Forest
1909 vs. 2000
Carroll Glacier - East Queen Inlet, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
1906 vs. 2004
Image source - National Snow and Ice Data Center