Imagine what your town would look like if the snow falling every winter would never melt away. As new snow would fall it would cover the old snow, pushing it down and turning into ice. When this would happen for a few years, there would be a glacier in your town.
Most glaciers are usually found in Antarctica and Greenland, but glaciers can actually be found on many continents, (including Africa at altitudes above 5100 meters). They occupy 10% of land area in the world and store 75% of the world’s freshwater.
Glaciers are the largest moving objects on earth. They flow like very slow rivers, carving the land beneath them and reshaping the landscape.
Check out the beautiful photographs of glaciers below:
The Hubbard Glacier in Alaska