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Image and text:
courtesy of The Institute of Critical Zoologists.

The Glacier Study Group consist of scientists, artists, activists and people who are interested in glacial and polar activities in the Arctic Circle. The approach of the group is broad in terms of its scientific methods of investigation, data collection and glacier sampling. Global warming has seen an increase interest in glaciers and the group spend long periods each year (often as much as 6 months) at the extreme conditions of the Arctic investigating the melting of glaciers and its impact on the surrounding flora and fauna of the Arctic.

The images were taken during a 8 month periodin 2011 when one of the biggest glacier in the Arctic receded by more then a third of its volume.

source: The Institute of Critical Zoologist.