Photo by @FransLanting Every iceberg tells a story. Each one is a snapshot of water frozen in time. I photographed this blue diamond just a few weeks ago along the Antarctic Peninsula, but by the end of the austral summer— this March—it will be gone. The clarity of the water in spring here is exquisite because it’s not yet clouded by the abundance of plankton that blooms in the summer. Ninety percent of all ice on Earth is contained by Antarctica, and as our planet warms, ice shelves and glaciers dislodge an ever-larger portion of it each year into the Southern Ocean, where most icebergs melt away in a single season—adding to sea level rise. That’s how the life cycle of ice far away affects everyone living along a sea coast anywhere. Follow me @FransLanting for more images and stories about our changing planet.
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