Mad Beauty melting glaciers
With the onset of summer, at the moments when blowing warm and gentle breeze, and the glare of the sun playing on the ice in Greenland and Antarctica, there begin to appear mirrored lake, melt water. Such an amazing and graceful appearance, equally frightening and eye-catching. Over the past twenty-odd years, the melting process is extremely increased, and these reservoirs began to seize more and more areas of glaciers.
Photos provided by Tim Lieber, perfectly demonstrate this phenomenon.
"I've always had a craving for glaciers!", - he says in an interview with Tim. "On the territory of Iceland, I visited a dozen times. Plus - Arctic Norway, and Greenland, which is three times faster than increases the rise in sea level than the Antarctic. By observing how rapidly mutating nature, I have decided to demonstrate this exciting event in their pictures. "
Timo Lieber flew over the vast icy landscape of Greenland on a small twin-engine plane. The pilot gently tilted plane, allowing Lieber to take pictures through a tiny hole in the window.
"deliberately abstract images," Lieber said. "I did not want them to be documentary photographs. You have to stare to find small hidden details that help you to understand the real picture of what is happening. These landscapes are stunningly beautiful, but at the same time terrifying, since it processes of climate change in its worst manifestation. My favorite - like the eyes of a lake. This blue semi-circle symbolizes global warming, which if it were looking at you. "
melted water bodies play an important role in the birth of small icebergs. In the process of melting of formed cracks in the ice, which is more telling Robert Simmon at NASA observatory:
"Crevasse deliver water deep into the ice sheet, sometimes even to the base of the cliff where the water lubricates the lowest layers of ice. Oiled ice is moving faster towards the ocean, forming a large number of icebergs. Outcome - a great loss in the ice mass, which would be much smaller without affecting the melt water flow ".
Complete Collection of photos Timo Lieber called "Thaw", will be available to view in London from 20 to 24 February.
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