Roy Mangernes - Once a glacier

Roy Mangernes - Once a glacier

This is the Scott Turner glacier, well.. what is left of it. Things are really happening fast in the Arctic and one of the most obvious signs of a changing environment is the declining glaciers on Svalbard. People might not realize what a 1-2 degree rise in temperature can do to nature, but thinking of ice and the formation of glaciers it is pretty clear what is happening. As photographers we document the state of our planet, and with time we can also look at the changes that are happening to it. With the evidence at hand one has to be pretty ignorant to claim there are no climate change going on, but obviously the reasons for it can still be debated (though I would argue that more then 7 billion people most definitely will have some effect on our planet...). One thing that is for sure is the fact that we will have to adapt to these changes. Humans are lucky and can adapt rapidly with the help of modern technology, evolution on the other hand is a slower process and it usually involves the extinction of species.

Location: Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway

Posted on 02.08.2014
Photo info - 30.07.2014: NIKON D4S, 175 mm, ISO 1000, f 7.1, 1/500 sec
Tags: Arctic global warming Roy Mangersnes Spitsbergen Svalbard wildlife photography
Roy Mangernes - Once a glacier

Roy Mangernes - Once a glacier

This is the Scott Turner glacier, well.. what is left of it. Things are really happening fast in the Arctic and one of the most obvious signs of a changing environment is the declining glaciers on Svalbard. People might not realize what a 1-2 degree rise in temperature can do to nature, but thinking of ice and the formation of glaciers it is pretty clear what is happening. As photographers we document the state of our planet, and with time we can also look at the changes that are happening to it. With the evidence at hand one has to be pretty ignorant to claim there are no climate change going on, but obviously the reasons for it can still be debated (though I would argue that more then 7 billion people most definitely will have some effect on our planet...). One thing that is for sure is the fact that we will have to adapt to these changes. Humans are lucky and can adapt rapidly with the help of modern technology, evolution on the other hand is a slower process and it usually involves the extinction of species.

Location: Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway

Posted on 02.08.2014
Photo info - 30.07.2014: NIKON D4S, 175 mm, ISO 1000, f 7.1, 1/500 sec
Tags: Arctic global warming Roy Mangersnes Spitsbergen Svalbard wildlife photography