Serenity of Sólheimajökull IX

The Sólheimajökull Glacier is a place of tranquil beauty with a sadness that matches the subtle blue hues of the ice.

Despite the beauty and care that has gone into protecting the surrounding wilderness the glacier has been in consistent retreat (decline) for decades. Few glaciers in the world are advancing (or growing).

Here in this beautiful place, the specter of a warming planet leaves its mark starkly.