For years, photographer James Balog has been risking his life to document the receding of glaciers as climate change begins taking its toll at the earth’s extremities. These pairs of images from his new book, Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, released last month by Rizzoli, show the transformation of glaciers in Switzerland, Canada, Iceland and Greenland since 2006.
Stein Glacier, Switzerland. September 25, 2006.
Stein Glacier, Switzerland. September 17, 2011.
Bridge Glacier, British Columbia, Canada. September 1, 2009.
Bridge Glacier, British Columbia, Canada. August 23, 2010.
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