Photo of the Day

ice lit by moonlight on a beach in Iceland
October 27, 2013

Ice Diamond, Iceland

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Power of Photography

Destined to melt, an 800-pound chunk of ice glows in moonlight on a wintry Icelandic beach. The ice washed up in a lagoon formed by a receding glacier. Photographer James Balog calls such pieces ice diamonds, finding beauty as well as tragedy in disappearing glaciers.

See more pictures from the October 2013 feature story “Meltdown.”

Watch an interview with James Balog from our video portrait series The Photographers on Photography »

Photograph by James Balog
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