Title: Nothing Left but Stories
Location: Svínafellsjökull, Iceland
Description: This is an image I’ve had in the back of my head for at least a decade, but never imagined I would actually achieve it.
While in Iceland this summer, I spent many nocturnal nights wandering around the many lagoons next to many glaciers, keeping an eye out for photogenic icebergs, and keeping my mind open to the possibilities of creating something in these dramatic, beautiful, eerie, and almost sad-feeling scenes.
After spending several nights exploring around this particular glacier, one night we witnessed a massive calving right in front of us: A chunk of ice the size of an apartment building broke off from the glacier, from beneath the lagoon, emerging from the water in wild, frothy chaos. My jaw literally dropped, watching the drama unfold as the glacier ice crumbled, creating waves that washed hundreds of other icebergs far up onto the shoreline.
A few days later, I returned to see the damage. I found a smaller glacier, and smaller icebergs spread along the beach and firmly grounded in small pools of water along the edge of the lagoon. It was a bittersweet feeling to see just how beautiful the ice was, but heartbreaking knowing these chunks of ice were melting rapidly and will never be part of this ancient glacier again.
That night, I channelled my feelings into this image… realizing that in time, if we don’t look after our Mother Earth, these glaciers will be nothing left but stories.
Note: This image was safely captured with the iceberg being firmly grounded in ankle-deep water after being washed ashore a few days earlier.
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SMALL: 12" x 8" (+ 0.2" border)
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