It was in Iceland that Balog began to hatch a plan for a much larger project, the project that would eventually become the Extreme Ice Survey. The rough, raw terminus of each glacier, he realized, was unique, and presented challenges similar to Balog's other large-scale projects. His previous, award-winning work has focused on American trees (including spectacular composite photographs of giant sequoias) and endangered animals.
Read the profile of James Balog and see his photographs in "Portrait of a Meltdown" in our October 2007 issue.
Learn more about this project www.extremeicesurvey.org