James Balog used to be something of a sceptic about global warming... until he saw for himself.
Now the celebrated photographer has made it his mission to record, beyond any doubt, the effects of warming on our planet, particularly the beautiful, bleak Arctic region we seldom get to see.
James Balog doesn't want to say there was nothing he didn't do...
To set up the Extreme Ice Survey, Balog and his team put 34 cameras across 16 glaciers, and left them in place to record, beyond all personal opinion and doubt, the changing landscape. This involved personal treks across glaciers, frozen ravines but, according to Balog, this wasn't the hard stuff...
"The financial stress is actually the biggest challenge. It's always been unrelenting, too close to the wolf," is how Balog explains it in rain-swept London. "The physical challenges - the weather, the logistics, the glaciers - would be challenging, but that's my happy zone. »
- The Huffington Post UK
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