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Goodbye Glacier
Photograph by Peter Essick

Runoff from the Bockkogel Glacier in the Tirol region of Austria plunges down a waterfall during the Alpine summer. Throughout the Alps, glaciers have been in decline for 150 years, a result of rising global temperatures. Most scientists who study the phenomenon attribute it in part to greenhouse gases that humans have pumped into Earth's atmosphere.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 1V
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 70-200mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/16
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Midday
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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