How one of The Swiss Alps oldest glaciers is being protected

PhotographerRalph Edward Fierz, Switzerland
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountrySeelisberg, Switzerland
Photo Date09-2016
Technical InfoCanon Mark 5
Entry Description

Climate-Change - Incredible pictures show how one of The Swiss Alps oldest glaciers is being protected from melting - by covering it in BLANKETS Incredible images as one of the oldest glacier in the Swiss Alps are protected from melting - by covering it? Every summer cover the researcher the Rhone glacier in the Swiss Alps in huge white Blank. They try to minimize melting. Experts say that the Rhone glacier has retreated in the last 150 years. they want to avoid the fact that the exposed areas less rapidly melt. The glacier is at least 11,500 years old and is very sensitive to climate changes. It is the challenge to all of us. I went to the glacier and took a lot of time to document the fleece from different angles. At the same time, we see the art of nature, which constantly change the coverings.

About Photographer

Ralph Fierz Photography and Fine Art has been my passion for many decades. I photographed with visual and creative approaches, from pure fine art, composing to conceptual photography. In the last couple of years, I have specialized on selected topics to my photo projects. I travel to selected countries and places. My art projects are based on stories, myths and also special themes and personal experiences. The picture contents are based on the fundamental questions of life and nature.