Glacier Walk | Photograph by Chetan Gaonkar (@cmgaonkar) . “Vatnajökull Glacier is one of the largest glacier bodies in Europe; it is approximately 8% of Iceland and 1000m thick at the deepest point. This was my first time walking on a floating iceberg, and my guide said that we could feel the energy and infinite strength of nature that makes us feel humble,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Chetan Gaonkar. “However, I could just feel the melting ice and was worried. Due to the rise in temperature over the years, this glacier is estimated to melting at a rate of one meter per year.” This photo was submitted to our “For Your Shot Instagram” assignment. Go to the link in our profile to participate and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot. — “From Your Shot photographer Stephanie Thomson: ‘This is a fantastic perspective Chetan! The way you used that crevice of the surrounding blue ice as a leading line straight into the hiker is perfect. I agree with you that all I can think of when encountering glaciers is the fact that they're melting. However, you are so lucky to have captured this moment so artistically. Well done!’” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee) @natgeoyourshot natgeoyourshot National Geographic Your Shot

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  • Glacier Walk | Photograph by Chetan Gaonkar (@cmgaonkar) . “Vatnajökull Glacier is one of the largest glacier bodies in Europe; it is approximately 8% of Iceland and 1000m thick at the deepest point. This was my first time walking on a floating iceberg, and my guide said that we could feel the energy and infinite strength of nature that makes us feel humble,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Chetan Gaonkar. “However, I could just feel the melting ice and was worried. Due to the rise in temperature over the years, this glacier is estimated to melting at a rate of one meter per year.” This photo was submitted to our “For Your Shot Instagram” assignment. Go to the link in our profile to participate and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot. — “From Your Shot photographer Stephanie Thomson: ‘This is a fantastic perspective Chetan! The way you used that crevice of the surrounding blue ice as a leading line straight into the hiker is perfect. I agree with you that all I can think of when encountering glaciers is the fact that they're melting. However, you are so lucky to have captured this moment so artistically. Well done!’” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)
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“Vatnajökull Glacier is one of the largest glacier bodies in Europe; it is approximately 8% of Iceland and 1000m thick at the deepest point. This was my first time walking on a floating iceberg, and my guide said that we could feel the energy and infinite strength of nature that makes us feel humble,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Chetan Gaonkar. “However, I could just feel the melting ice and was worried. Due to the rise in temperature over the years, this glacier is estimated to melting at a rate of one meter per year.” This photo was submitted to our “For Your Shot Instagram” assignment. Go to the link in our profile to participate and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot.
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“From Your Shot photographer Stephanie Thomson: ‘This is a fantastic perspective Chetan! The way you used that crevice of the surrounding blue ice as a leading line straight into the hiker is perfect. I agree with you that all I can think of when encountering glaciers is the fact that they're melting. However, you are so lucky to have captured this moment so artistically. Well done!’” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)

    Glacier Walk | Photograph by Chetan Gaonkar ( @cmgaonkar) .
    “Vatnajökull Glacier is one of the largest glacier bodies in Europe; it is approximately 8% of Iceland and 1000m thick at the deepest point. This was my first time walking on a floating iceberg, and my guide said that we could feel the energy and infinite strength of nature that makes us feel humble,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Chetan Gaonkar. “However, I could just feel the melting ice and was worried. Due to the rise in temperature over the years, this glacier is estimated to melting at a rate of one meter per year.” This photo was submitted to our “For Your Shot Instagram” assignment. Go to the link in our profile to participate and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot.
    “From Your Shot photographer Stephanie Thomson: ‘This is a fantastic perspective Chetan! The way you used that crevice of the surrounding blue ice as a leading line straight into the hiker is perfect. I agree with you that all I can think of when encountering glaciers is the fact that they're melting. However, you are so lucky to have captured this moment so artistically. Well done!’” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee ( @davidylee)

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