A glacial lagoon in southeastern Iceland, Jökulsárlón's still, blue waters are dotted with icebergs from the surrounding Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier, part of larger Vatnajökull Glacier. #seeqr#seeqrtravel
Photo credit: @iuriebelegurschi
Take a minute away from the stresses of #BlueMonday with this gorgeous image of a glacier cave taken in Italy’s Stelvio National Park.
Last time Georg tried to enter this ice cave, it was deemed too dangerous, due to excessive ice melt.
Global warming has caused some glaciers to completely disappear and others to retreat. Glacier caves are often carved out by water running through or under a glacier’s ice. Unlike ice caves that are present all year round, glacier caves are seasonal.
On this slightly cooler day, Georg made it in. With the sound of dripping water and the creak of the glacier shifting, he used natural light to capture the piercing blue interior of the cave as well as the distant larch trees and alpine scenery. ‘A breathtaking yet daunting experience,’ he says.
Be surrounded by thought-provoking nature photography in the #WPY54 exhibition at the @natural_history_museum, on now until 30 June 2019. For tickets visit nhm.ac.uk/wpy.
Image: Ice-Cave Blues by Georg Kantioler, Italy. Highly commended 2018, Earth’s Environments.