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Mountains of Ice

Photographer Lorenzo Mittiga shows the beauty, strength and fragility of the threatened land of Antarctica.

Icebergs bear the trace of the wound of detachment. Once they were one, then they became two, then many. Ungainly and random fragments of a single mother : the Earth. Of one father : Ice.

Big iceberg with visible deep cracks © Lorenzo Mittiga

Edge of a glacier with "geen snow" © Lorenzo Mittiga

Big iceberg drifting in the Antarctic ocean © Lorenzo Mittiga

Antarctic sunset © Lorenzo Mittiga

Iceberg drifting in the Antarctic ocean © Lorenzo Mittiga

Large cave at the feet of the glacier © Lorenzo Mittiga © Lorenzo Mittiga

Iceberg's ice melting at the sun © Lorenzo Mittiga

The regions of Antarctica are reacting in a particularly evident way to climate change compared to other areas of the Earth. Today the study of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean provides significant elements to be able to quantify the influence of human activities on global warming, in order to implement possible intervention and correction measures.

Overunder image of small iceberg in the shallow water of Recess cove © Lorenzo Mittiga

Overunder image of small iceberg in the shallow water of Recess cove © Lorenzo Mittiga

Overunder image of small iceberg in the shallow water of Recess cove © Lorenzo Mittiga

Glacier fracures © Lorenzo Mittiga

Glacier © Lorenzo Mittiga

© Lorenzo Mittiga

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