Mer de Glacé - The persistent retreat of a glacier

PhotographerFranco Cappellari
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

I came back to fly over Mont Blanc after 15 years from my last time and what I saw was such a dramatic scenery that really impressed me. My suggestion to all people who can’t believe in climate changes is for visiting “La Mer de Glacé”. Unfortunately the situation is likely to be irreversible. According to experts, the glacier might retreat further than 1200 metres within next 30 years.

About Photographer

Biography: Franco Cappellari is Italian freelance photographer and advertising journalist in Venafro, Italy. He works with Nikon Italia and he collaborates with a lot of international magazines:Touring National Geographic, Bell'Italia, Panorama Travel, In Viaggio, Adesso, Vanity Fair, PCPhoto, Fotocult, The Photographer, L’Espresso, The Gate. Most of his important activities are with Italian and international Tourist Offices: Tuscany, Puglia, Argentina, China, Cyprus, Israel, Kenya, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Norway, Quebec, Spain, South Africa and Venezuela, for which he has created the photographic documentation subsequently used for tourism promotion. His creative path has allowed him to win several major awards in the field of photography:Prix de la Photographie 2017 - Paris - Third Prize - Nature Oasis Photo Contest 13 edizione - Highlight - Landscape Fine Art Photography Awards 2016 - Second Prize - Nature Fine Art Photography Awards 2016 - Nominee - Abstract Fine Art Photography Awards 2016 - Nominee - Landscapes One Eyeland Awards 2016 - Second Prize - Nature One Eyeland Awards 2016 - Third Prize - Aerial International Photography Award 2016: Honorable Mention - Climate Change International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016 - Top 101 Award Tokyo International Foto Awards 2016 - Honorable Mention - Aerial Neutral Density Photography 2016: 2nd place - Architecture Neutral Density Photography 2016: Honorable Mention in Editorial - Documentary Neutral Density Photography 2016: Honorable Mention - Nature - Aerial Category Siena International Photography Awards 2016: Honorable Mention - Wine International Photography Award 2016: Honorable Mention - Architecture International Photography Award 2016: Honorable Mention - Nature - Aerial Prix de la Photographie 2016 - Paris - Second Prize - Nature Prix de la Photographie 2016 - Paris - Honorable Mention - Series Documentary Moscow International Foto Awards 2016 - Winner - Nature - Aerial Moscow International Foto Awards 2016 - Honorable Mention - Documentary International Color Awards 9th: Winner - Aerial Photos Category International Photography Award 2015: Honorable Mention - Nature - Aerial Siena International Photography Awards 2015: Honorable Mention - Nature International Color Awards 8th: Honorable Mention - Aerial Photos Category