Melting Ice Glacier [Fwd: Sharon Rajkumar]
Melting Ice Glacier
Majestic glacier towers over Arctic landscape in extraordinary pictures of ice melting into the ocean
The Swedish tutor says he was once almost killed by a collapsing ice cave in the dangerous North
These remarkable pictures show water crashing from a melting glacier 160 feet into the ocean at the Arctic Circle.
The images were captured by Swedish photographer Hans Strand, 57, who took his life in his hands by exploring the extreme climate of the inhospitable north on a small ship.
Big Freeze: Two seagulls fly past the Norwegian glacier, left, and fishermen steer their boat close to a giant iceberg in Disko Bay, Greenland, right
Epic scale: An imposing panorama of an ice-fjord floating along the bone-chilling water in Svalbard
‘I travelled to these northern latitudes because I am currently working on a book on the Arctic and I am also teaching workshops,’ said Mr Strand.
‘Today, eight years later, there is not a single ice floe – dramatic climate change is happening so fast that I have seen significant differences from year-to-year.
‘Now you need to go as far north as the 82nd latitude to find sea ice.’
Frozen in time: Splendid 150-foot tall Fuglefjorden glaciers rear out of the water in Svalbard in this alien landscape
End of the earth: Icebergs split and float along the water at sunset in Disko Bay, on the west coast of Greenland
Dangerous: The interior of a cave in Iceland, which could have collapsed in on Mr Strand at any moment
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