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Photo by @FransLanting When ice gets compressed at the bottom of a glacier or ice field it becomes blue. The older the ice, the bluer it gets. By that measure the iceberg I encountered in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea one day was ancient ice that had calved off from the continent’s edge under the influence of global warming. It was the size of a cathedral, but without that gathering of chinstrap penguins on its flanks it would be hard to get a sense of its size. This image is part of a portfolio of my work that is now on display at London’s Natural History Museum today where I received the great honor last night of a Lifetime Achievement Award from @nhm_wpy, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more images and stories from a lifetime of chronicling our changing planet. @Leonardodicapriofdn @ThePhotoSociety #Ice #Antarctica #Climatechange #Climatereality
Photo by @kevinfaingnaert // After driving two days over the Bolivian salt flats, I arrived in the Reserva de Fauna Andina Eduaro Avaroa. Sat at an altitude of almost 4300m, a large colony of James's and Chilean flamingos were feeding in the Hedionda Lagoon. They may not look it, but flamingos are some of the toughest birds on earth. Even though the temperature was well below zero, the pink flamingos didn't seem to mind the harsh conditions while looking for food.
Photo by @max.lowe // Never had I seen a ridgeline quite like it, arching and twisted like the back of some giant sleeping emerald dragon, and with a trail right along the knifes edge for the entire route. Reflections on my time in the Swiss Alps, hiking the Hardergrat trail above Lake Brienz.
Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // What amazing tunnel systems lie beneath our cities? Dubbed 'Megatron' by the secretive network of urban explorers who sometimes delve into its silent chambers, this storm drain lies directly under Sheffield (England) city centre. So concerned were our Victorian forebears with the possibility of the city flooding that they decided to build this giant underground wonder in 1860. With a parabolic brick arch this feat of engineering prowess protects the city from potential flooding by rain.
Photo @stephen_matera// Snow covered La Sal Mountains rise above Fisher Towers in winter near Moab, Utah. Fisher Towers is a well known rock climbing area, with Titan Tower featured in the climbing book Fifty Classic Climbs in North America. Mount Peale is the highest peak in the La Sal Mountains, reaching a height of 12,721 feet. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Utah and around the world. #desert #winter #climbing #moab
Photo by @GerdLudwig. At 1,234m, Ai-Petri is not the highest mountain in Crimea, but it is certainly one of the most spectacular. With its jagged "teeth” and white limestone peak, the mountain looms as the weathered remains of a huge coral reef formed millions of years ago, when the area was still below sea level. In the 6th century, Greek settlers called it the Mountain of the Ram, suggesting that they saw the mountain's pointed summit as horns. @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeocreative #Ukraine #Russia #mountain #landscape #travel #Ai-Petri #Crimea #limestone #peak
Panorama by @babaktafreshi Swipe left to see the complete view. A bright sunny day at the town of Fira in Santorini island, Greece, known for its postcard views of cliff-top white traditional houses and churches, built at the edge of Santorini caldera in the southern Aegean Sea. @natgeoimagecollection #santorini #panorama #mediterranean
Photo by @mattiasklumofficial Small fishing vessels from a far on Lake Malawi, the ninth largest lake in the world and the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa. This remakable lake is home to more species of fish than any other lake, including at least 700 species of cichlids. Please go to @mattiasklumofficial to see an image from magical Raja Ampat and other places I love! #peace #livingthedream #mattiasklum #lakemalawi #malawi #stars #africa #protectbiodiversity @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @natgeo @irisalexandrov
Photo by @kiliiiyuyan // Kunnunguaq Davidsen performs a Greenland kayak roll in the National Kayaking Championships in Nuuk. Inuit kayaking rolling was done to recover from a capsize during kayak-hunting. It has since evolved into a national sport representing Greenland’s Inuit heritage. Follow me @kiliiiyuyan for more images like this from across the Arctic and beyond. #greenland #arctic #kayak #inuit