NORDAUSTLANDET ICE CAP, SVALBARD, NORWAY The Nordaustlandet ice cap gushes high volumes of melt water.
Even though this was taken just 600 miles from the North Pole the temperature was in the high 60’s. The Arctic could be completely devoid of sea ice during the summer months in the next 10 to 20 years. This striking scene is a reminder of the fragility of this icy ecosystem.
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About Paul Nicklen
Canadian, b. 1968, Tisdale, Canada , based in Nanoose Bay, Canada