Photo by Douglas Hodgson.Photo courtesy of the Geological Survey of Canada, Canadian Government.

Kettle Lakes and End Moraine, Svendsen Peninsula, Ellesmere Island

The flat-topped mass is an end moraine that formed over 8000 years ago. The lakes occupy depressions left by the melted glacier. Water is seeping under the moraine and freezing on the slope beyond to form several square kilometres of surface ice called aufeis.