is a glacier
located on Trinity Peninsula
, the northernmost region of the Antarctic Peninsula
. The glacier is 3 miles (5 km) long and flows northeast from Mount Taylor
into Hope Bay
, 2 miles (3 km) southwest of Sheppard Point
. The Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey
mapped the area in 1948 and 1955. They also chose the name Arena Glacier, due to the flat ice floor in the upper half, which was surrounded by the steep slopes of the Twin Peaks
, Mount Taylor and Blade Ridge
, resembling an arena.
This photograph, taken in 2016, is a close-up view, approaching the glacial outlet. A Zodiac is shown in front of the glacier, providing a perspective of size.
See also: a view at a distance, showing the glacier flowing into Hope BayPhotograph credit: Andrew Shiva