In Daniel’s Words: Details about Greenland

Daniel Beltrá gives us some insight into his beautiful images and provides us with details that only the artist would know! You can see more of Daniel’s work on our website or visit the gallery for his show Ice / Green Lands.

August 19th, 2014. Ilulissat, Greenland

Greenland #6, 2014: Water collects in unnamed seasonal lake atop the Greenland ice sheet, 75 miles southeast of Ilulissat. With the Earth’s warming climate, the melt season now stretches 70 days longer than it did in the early 1970s.

August 19th, 2014. Ilulissat, Greenland

Greenland #19, 2014: The very end of the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier floats into the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 35 miles east of Ilulissat, Greenland. Sermeq Kujalleq, is one of the most active glaciers in the world, moving an average of 62 feet per day and calving eight cubic miles of ice per year, or 10% of all Greenlandic calf ice.

August 19th, 2014. Ilulissat, Greenland

Greenland #14, 2014: Meltwater and deposits of cryoconite collect in a low area of the Greenland ice sheet, 65 miles southeast of Ilulissat. Greenland has shed about 300 gigatons of ice every year for the past decade. This ice loss is more than twice that of Antarctica, which has an area eight times that of Greenland.

August 24th, 2014. Ilulissat, Greenland

Greenland #1, 2014: Shards of ice float in a seasonal meltwater lake atop the Greenland ice sheet, 70 miles east of Ilulissat.

 

 

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