Gallery: Fragile Ice

Dreaming on Sea Ice

1° classified

Author: Roie Galitz (IL)

Location: Svalbard

Description: In the fjords of Eastern Spitsbergen, a male Polar Bear is sleeping on the floating sea ice after eating a walrus. This image in the surroundings of Svalbard, reminded me of the danger of increasing sea temperatures, with potential sea ice melting and its impact on Polar Bears. Polar bears rely on sea ice for survival and "Dreaming on Sea Ice" shows the special relationship between the bear and his trusted ice.


Ice

2° classified

Author: Marcin Dobas (PL)

Location: Greenland

Description: Fancy forms of icebergs in Disko Bay, which originate from the Jakobshavn glacier. This is a consequence of the phenomenon of global warming and the catastrophic ice melting. The picture was taken while kayaking in Disko Bay, Greenland.


Ludovico

3° classified

Author: Pedro Armestre (ES)

Location: Svalbard

Description: Greenpeace holds a historic performance with pianist Ludovico Einaudi on the Arctic Ocean to call for its protection. Through his music, acclaimed Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi has added his voice to those of eight million people from across the world demanding protection for the Arctic.


The Crack

Honorable Mention

Author: Luis Manuel Vilariño Lopez (ES)

Location: Alberta, Canada

Description: The effects of a strong storm on the Canadian Rockies, with a wind of more than 50 km/h and a temperature of 20 degrees below zero on Lake Abraham. The blizzard was so strong that it swept the smooth surface of the ice and the snow up on the plain, revealing the blue and crystal clear ice. In the background low clouds surrounded the slopes, thus covering the peaks and creating a mysterious atmosphere.


Athabasca Cave

Honorable Mention

Author: Juan Pablo De Miguel (ES)

Location: Canada

Description: The Athabasca Glacier is one of the six principal 'toes' of the Columbia Icefield, located in the Canadian Rockies. The glacier currently recedes at a rate of about five metres per year and has receded more than 1.5 km and lost over half of its volume in the past 125 years.


Spring time

Honorable Mention

Author: Marina Malikova (RU)

Location: Baikal lake, Russia

Description: Baikal Lake freezes gradually and with the storms ice stalactites appear in numerous caves of Olkhon island. I took this picture at sunrise, waiting for a long time on icy surface and being careful not to ruin the ice artwork.


Iceberg Of Two Waters

Honorable Mention

Author: Stephan Fürnrohr (DE)

Location: Ilulissat Icefjord, Greenland

Description: This is a large Iceberg in the Ilulissat icefjord. The deep blue water on the left is a pure meltwater lake on top of the iceberg, while the green water on the left is from the fjord (containing plankton). These lakes can't be seen from a normal perspective and so I've used a drone to catch them from a new perspective and make them visible.


Importance of Floating Ice

Honorable Mention

Author: Vikram Potdar (IN)

Location: Svalbard, Arctic

Description: The floating ice and icebergs are really vital for the survival of the Polar Bear in the Arctic regions. In this picture the bear cub is jumping from one floating ice to another. If this ice vanishes Polar Bears will have to swim longer distances, which is very dangerous for them.


Polar Bear at the top of the world

Honorable Mention

Author: Andrew Rouse (GB)

Location: Svalbard

Description: There is something special about photographing polar bears, it's truly an amazing experience. One thing I always look for is their interaction with the ice that they call home. Here I used a fisheye lens to really create a "top of the earth" feeling.


Just enter in!

Remarkable Award

Author: Peter Svoboda (SK)


Turquoise River Landscape

Remarkable Award

Author: Stephan Fürnrohr (DE)


Ice Castle

Remarkable Award

Author: Carl Henry (US)


Snow Queen's realm

Remarkable Award

Author: Marina Malikova (RU)


The melting ice

Remarkable Award

Author: Roberto Aldrovandi (IT)


Ice Migration

Remarkable Award

Author: Vladimir Alekseev (RU)


Un orso curioso

Remarkable Award

Author: Marco Gaiotti (IT)


We are melting

Remarkable Award

Author: Carlos Guevara (CL)


Between the sheets

Remarkable Award

Author: Joanna Lentini (US)


Freezing Reflections

Remarkable Award

Author: Gianluca Lombardi (ES)


Polar mirror

Remarkable Award

Author: Tibor Kércz (HU)


Melting Iceland

Remarkable Award

Author: Isabel Corthier (BE)