An alpine glacier flowing in a valley such that the valley walls restrict the glacier flow.
These glaciers starts in cirques and extend down-valley from the cirques.
This first photo shows two valley glaciers, one entering the photo on the left side and the other entering the photo from the
upper right corner. You can see the dark bedrock separating the two valley glaciers in the upper left portion of the photo. A small
portion of the valley wall is also evident on the right side of the photo. This bedrock restricts the flow of ice across the landscape.
The dark grey lines/ridges visible on the surface of the glaciers are moraines; they are not part
of the bedrock valey walls.
This second photo also shows two valley glaciers. The main glacier starts well in the background so the cirque glaciers feeding
this large valley glacier are not visible. A smaller valley glacier flows into the main glacier from the left side. The glacier
flow is from the top toward the bottom of the photo.