Thursday, February 27, 2014

Chasing Ice

Oh what's that? It's going to feel like minus 43 with the windchill tomorrow night? That's fantastic, EFF YOU very much Mother Nature.

Anita and I went to see Chasing Ice, a beautiful yet sobering documentary detailing in lush photographic visuals the very dramatic effects of climate change on some of the world's major glaciers. Even if you don't believe in the science behind climate change, the lengths to which the lead photographer James Balog is willing to go to capture pictures showing the rapid decline of these glaciers over a period of four years is an inspiring call to action.

While nowhere near as grand, Anita and I had a chance to get up close to Glacier Grey in the massive Southern Patagonian Ice Field, after hiking 77km through the Patagonian Andes. We were even lucky enough to witness a huge chunk of ice calving off the glacier, but I didn't catch any photos of that event.

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1 comment:

  1. These are so beautiful! Love the deep color of blue in these photos. I feel cold all of a sudden :)