Slideshow | Ice Caves Collapse

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The Mendenhall Glacier is rapidly receding and a popular ice cave is shrinking and becoming more dangerous as it near collapsing.
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Tim Foster views an ice cave in the Mendenhall Glacier on Friday. The ice cave is shrinking rapidly with large chunks of ice breaking off at the entrance.
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Rapidly shrinking ice is causing the entrance of a popular ice cave in the Mendenhall Glacier to collapse.
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Tim Foster views an ice cave in the Mendenhall Glacier on Friday. The ice cave is shrinking rapidly with large chunks of ice breaking off at the entrance.
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Above and Beyond guide Ariel Svetlik-McCarthy, left, introduces a popular ice cave in the Mendenhall Glacier to her clients, Gavin and Lulu Lantzy of Denver, Colo., on Friday. After exploring the top of the glacier Svetlik-McCarthy took them into the cave.
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Hikers near the entrance of a popular ice cave in the Mendenhall Glacier on Friday.
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The face of the Mendenhall Glacier is rapidly receding.
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Tim Foster walks into an ice cave in the Mendenhall Glacier on Friday. The ice cave is shrinking rapidly with large chunks of ice breaking off at the entrance.
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A waterfall streams out of Suicide Basin above the Mendenhall Glacier on Friday. A glacier lake was the source of recent flooding along the Mendenhall Lake and River.
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Tim Foster views an ice cave in the Mendenhall Glacier on Friday. The ice cave is shrinking rapidly with large chunks of ice breaking off at the entrance.
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Light shines through the open moulin at the end of an popular ice cave in the Mendenhall Glacier on Friday.

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All photos by Michael Penn.

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