Shroud, Switzerland, 2018
In an attempt to preserve the Rhône glacier, as well as the ice-grotto tourist attraction that is dug into the ice every year, Swiss locals wrapped a significant section of the ice-body in a thermal blanket. In their collaborative work, Simon Norfolk and Klaus Thymann created images illuminating the glacier and its protective shield. The title Shroud sums up the dying glacier under its death cloak.
Photograph: Simon Norfolk and Klaus Thymann/Project Pressure
Iceberg Calving in Antarctica, 1 March 2013
Michael Benson’s work is focused on the intersection of art and science, using a variety of image-processing techniques. Rifts extend across the Pine Island glacier’s shelf in this striking image of incipient iceberg calving taken through light cloud cover. Eight months later, a large iceberg of about 21 x 12 miles broke free from the glacier’s southwestern edge. The Pine Island glacier is thought to be responsible for about 25% of Antarctica’s sea ice production.
Photograph: Michael Benson, Kinetikon Pictures/USGS Earth Explorer/Nasa/Project Pressure