Photo Archive

There are three ways to search the The Glaciers of the American West photo archive for historic and contemporary photographs and maps:

    1.  Map:  Navigate the map to view glaciers. Click any glacier with a camera icon and select “Look up Photos and maps” from the pop up dialog box. Launch Map now.

    2.  Gallery: Photographs are organized below by State / Region / Glacier

    3.  Text Search (below) : Search any field in the photo archive. Note: Only official USGS names are used in the glacier database.  To locate glaciers by common or unofficial names try using the map viewer or text search.


Photographs of glacier change - Click on the photos for more comparisons


Unnamed Glacier on Jack Mountain, North Cascades, Washington



Invitation to participate: We welcome contributions of photographs of any glacier in the contiguous United States. Please make sure that you know the date of the photographs and the photographer so we can properly cite each image. Contact one of us to make your contribution.