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sawsengee Plus
13 6 28 Malaysia
13 Apr 2019 5:02PM
amazing view ......thank you for uploading so that we (in the Tropics) can appreciate the glacier phenomenon. Smile
13 Apr 2019 5:08PM
barrywebb Plus
13 44 7 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2019 5:46PM
An excellent image with a good lead in and bags of interest on the way to the central focal point.
saltireblue Plus
10 10.6k 61 Norway
13 Apr 2019 6:45PM
Magical light, Nick!
clicknimagine Plus
10 637 100 India
13 Apr 2019 7:00PM
13 Apr 2019 7:02PM
Excellent photo. Amazing light and colours. Makes me yearn to go there.
SlowSong Plus
11 8.9k 30 England
13 Apr 2019 7:06PM
Oh my, what an experience. Superb.
13 Apr 2019 9:17PM
djh698 16 6.2k 6 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2019 12:51PM
This is a great picture but were you not worried about the glacier collapsing while you were in there?
Nick_w Plus
13 4.3k 99 England
15 Apr 2019 12:56PM
A big thank to everyone for the kind comments and user awards.

Wow .. to receive a EC and POTW was a wonderful surprise. I wasn't aware until someone sent me a whatsapp message Smile
Nick_w Plus
13 4.3k 99 England
15 Apr 2019 5:03PM

Quote:This is a great picture but were you not worried about the glacier collapsing while you were in there?

Honestly no, there are a team of local guides that check out the cave structures daily. We were well protected (hard hats, crampons, etc) that said one week after we were there, there was a major collapse of the glacier that was captured by our guide (who I would highly recommend). its hard to see on this version - but on the full rez version (8000px wide) you can see the ice field through the far opening. Indeed we had a smaller collapse whist we were there ( on the other side where we couldn't see) but we did have a small tidal surge.

The day before we visited there was a major storm (120+mph winds, and yes that was scary) - that created a partial collapse of one of the caves nearer the opening of the caves.

This is a link to the video he posted, it went viral and was on both the BBC & CNN websites.

Link to video of collapse

I have always had more than a passing interest in the environment, but I was startled when he mentioned that the glacier has receded over 400m in the last 10 years. It really make you wonder what we are doing to this planet.

One thing I would say, anyone wanting to do this, make sure you are physically fit - I'm not!! my 16+ stones walking 90 minutes to and from the caves on crampons took its toll on my knees ... but would I go again? ...hell yes, in a heartbeat.

16 Apr 2019 2:26AM
Stellar photo, dont think I could make that trek anymore Bravo for your dedication and skills. An equally amazing video
Cheers Walt
What an amazing image, and wonderful detail, brilliant photography, Nick. 🏆🏆🏆
chase Plus
14 1.6k 359 England
22 Apr 2019 12:30PM
Stunning Nick and well done on getting there. Many congrats on your awards, well deserved.
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2019 9:14PM
Sorry my award is so late!

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