• Carl Battreall

Prints #28 and #29

The Turnagain Arm, south of the city of Anchorage, has the second largest tidal influx on Earth. When the tide is completely out, the narrow inlet empties, exposing a valley filled with glacial silt. During really cold temperatures, a thin, delicate layer of ice will form on the recently revealed silt and exposed rocks. Its own weight will create cracks and fissure. It is a unique and visually stunning landscape. It last only a few hours, eventually the tide will return and wash the scene away.