Jumbo Glacier – Greenland

elephant-foot-glacierEye-popping from the air, the Elephant Foot Glacier in Greenland is the exact shape of a giant jumbo’s foot. Made from compacted snow over hundreds of years, this icy mass has perfect proportions and stunning symmetry.

Glaciers are masses of land-based ice, which develop at the poles or in areas of high altitude. There are several different types, but all are made from layers of snow and move slowly under their own immense weight. Elephant Foot Glacier is a piedmont glacier, formed when the ice from a steep valley glacier spills over an open plain.