Size matters


Sometimes it’s near impossible to capture the sheer size of things. Bråsvellbreen is such a thing. It is part of the third-largest icecap in the world, Austfonna on Nordaustlandet (I guess you can come up with the larger two) and it has a continuous glacier front of 200km long. However, how do you take a picture of something that is 200km wide and “only” 30m high? Well, you don’t. So I decided to take a more close up approach and take some details from the front with waterfalls coming down as that is the other thing that makes Bråsvellbreen a really spectacular sight.

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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