PHOTO OF THE DAY: 03.27.17
Sustainable Travel Finalist
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Great blue heron's afternoon breeze
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Jakobshavn Melt
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14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Jakobshavn Melt

"Jakobshavn Melt” was captured within the Ilulissat Icefjord, Greenland, while on an expedition to document one of the largest calving events in 2016. The objective of the journey was to promote environmental awareness and education about the significant climactic changes occurring in the Arctic. This single calving event produced enough ice to meet the domestic freshwater needs of the United States for six months. The image was captured at 1:00 am during the last sunset before summer’s 24-hour light.

Sustainable travel embodies what it means to be an environmental photographer. I believe that each shot should not just be a moment in time, or a beautiful representation of a place. It should be filled with purpose and meaning, providing viewers a means to understand the evolving world at large. The image “Jakobshavn Melt” is but a small glimpse into the reality of a major environmental event.

This photo is a finalist in the Sustainable Travel category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

TAGS: Greenland

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Denver, Colorado, United States of America
Member since 2016
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Photo of the Day: 03.27.17 Editors' Pick Finalist
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© Kerry Koepping.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2016
Total Views: 8001
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Filed Under: Sustainable Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2016, 11:22 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Jakobshavn Glacier, Illulisat Icefjord, Greenland