16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Melting Arctic

The Arctic region is the first victim of climate change. Image abstraction is the vulnerability of our planet: so beautiful and fragile. The sapphire-colored ponds are formed by the intense solar radiation during the summer. The darker color absorb more of the sun’s heat accelerating the ice melting.

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Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Greenland
Copyright: © alessandra meniconzi