This is a giant hole in the Lower Ruth Glacier in Alaska photographed by National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey. Apparently there’s only a layer of transparent ice covering the potential 1,000-foot drop to hell frozen over. I would have jumped up and down on it harder than I do in crowded elevators.
Staring down what could be a 1,000ft deep worm hole through the blue ice of the Lower #RuthGlacier. I was never afraid of the ones full of water, they’d just be cold, but some had no water and it was easy to imagine a long slide to an icy death. #yikes (on assignment for @natgeo in #DenaliNationalPark)