2010 Photo Contest, Nature, 2nd prize

Nick Cobbing

for Greenpeace International

12 July, 2009

Glaciologists tow an ice-sounding radar between kayaks along a melt-water ravine on Petermann Glacier, Greenland. The radar scans the changing structure, the thickness and melt rates at the base of the glacier, data vital in making predictions about how an influx of glacial melt water into the ocean might affect rises in sea level.

About the photographer

Nick Cobbing

A native of the United Kingdom, Nick frequently works in the polar regions, and has accompanied scientists on research expeditions, based on icebreaking ships or camping on the A...

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