Few months back I flew over Greenland on a surprisingly clear day. There, 30,000 feet below, was the most beguiling landscape I’d ever seen. Endless fields of white, punctuated by abrupt, craggy fingers of mountains, organized in a mosaic of rows. The coastline was studded with punched-up rows of icebergs, laced with winding rivers of seawater. It looked like an alien planet and practically exploded with mystery.

This beautiful short from Stefan Forster shows how much of Greenland’s ice is breaking up into chunks, climate change’s invisible hand cleaving big pieces of ice from once endless glaciers. Nevertheless, even as its glaciers crumble and recede, Greenland’s palaces of ice are as mesmerizing as ever.


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