Updated: Sep 13, 2020
Everything - even if it appears to be insignificant - connects to larger aspects of our Earth.
Year after year, as autumn in Alaska is ending, Ryota Kajita goes looking for winter’s first ice.
A Japanese-born photographer living in Fairbanks, Kajita believes that “everything - even if it appears to be insignificant - connects to larger aspects of our Earth.” An example, he says, is the ice, after it has frozen over ponds and lakes but before it’s been obscured by snow.
However, his beautiful images also have a dark side. The bubbles are actually trapped Methane and Carbon Dioxide. Clearly, the melting ice releases these greenhouse gasses back into the atmosphere, potentially increasing global warming.
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