Science Center Objects

The 1913 image of Sperry Glacier shows the thickness of the glacial ice that once covered the Sperry basin. Now, at approximately 1/3 of it's maximum area, Sperry Glacier continues to recede at a rapid rate. It is one of the glaciers that USGS scientists are monitoring as a benchmark glacier.

Please respect the photographer: When using these photographs, please credit the photographer and source (eg. T.J. Hileman, courtesy of Glacier National Park Archives). The paired images at the top of this page are examples of proper crediting for each photo. Please contact ssoileau@usgs.gov for high resolution versions of images below.

 

Sperry Glacier Panorama animation
Sperry Glacier Panorama 1913.
Sperry Glacier Panorama 1913.
Public domain
Sperry Glacier Panorama 2008 in black and white.
Sperry Glacier Panorama 2008 in black and white.
Public domain
Sperry Glacier Panorama 2008 in color.
Sperry Glacier Panorama 2008 in color.
Public domain