October 13, 2013

Iceberg, Greenland

Photograph by James Balog

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Power of Photography

Solid turns to liquid as a 15-story iceberg erodes in the warming seas of the North Atlantic.

See more pictures from the October 2013 feature story "Glacial Meltdown."

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79 comments
bill oconnor
bill oconnor

Beautiful photo -- however total BS regarding "the warming seas of the North Atlantic."  There are over 2,500 glaciers on Earth -- Antarctica contains over 93 percent of the planet's ice.  Antarctica's ice is expanding.  Please -- just laugh at the fear-mongers for personal profit gang! I'm a scientist, independent and not part of the Big Bad Corporate Gang!!  Thank you!!

Mozart Jr
Mozart Jr

How wonderful is this Planet!!!!!

Margareta Sima
Margareta Sima

O alunecare ca pe tobogan ar fi extraordinara...


mike D
mike D

The machine that keeps us alive will be the end, education and words will not change the path, the few in comparison to the masses can not change the path. The machine is consumerism this addiction is worse than all other drugs. We as a people built this unstoppable thing that will destroy everything good. Nice picture,      

Ian Sloan
Ian Sloan

The original article this came from is just nauseating.

"It’s how we learned that Earth’s climate can change profoundly. If we weren’t changing it now ourselves, if nature were still in control, we’d be due for another ice age in a millennium or two. Conversely, if we burn all the coal, oil, and gas still underground, we’ll melt every last speck of ice on Earth. Glaciers remind us: We’re at an interesting fork in the road"

If nature was still in control ???  Where do these people live?  you think a few ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere is somehow taking control of the climate away from "nature" ??    there is ZERO evidence of AGW; zero evidence that glaciers are melting DUE to AGW, and a 0.02 degree rise in sea temperatures over the last 10 years is insignificant. This pathetic scaremongering has to stop

Carol Westbrook
Carol Westbrook

Beautiful photography but the implications of this are devastating!

Paul G
Paul G

I feel cold - awesome picture. 

Niladri Das
Niladri Das

After the initial awe it filled my mind with a fear when it struck me that what I am seeing is actually only one-ninth of the actual picture!!

Vito M.
Vito M.

absolutely amazing, another of natures live art galleries.

Susan S.
Susan S.

Gorgeous capture...love all the textures, beautiful work and congratulations on your photo of the day!

Tony T.
Tony T.

Nature is playing whit as...But very beautiful picture!

bill oconnor
bill oconnor

@Ian Sloan I AGREE with Ian ( I'm a scientist and am aware of the fear mongers for profit gang  --Al gore, et al!!

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