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Photographer documents stunning retreat of glaciers

National Geographic photographer James Balog is photographed in Iceland during filming for “Chasing Ice” in 2005. Balog deployed time-lapse cameras designed to capture a multiyear record of the world’s changing glaciers.
National Geographic photographer James Balog is photographed in Iceland during filming for “Chasing Ice” in 2005. Balog deployed time-lapse cameras designed to capture a multiyear record of the world’s changing glaciers.
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“It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness“ was a favorite Chinese proverb of the late “Peanuts“ cartoonist Charles Schultz. Photographer James Balog must have taken that to heart as he noticed changes to the wild world he documents, and heard all the cursing dominating the discussion of global climate change. So Balog took a candle — cameras, 25 of them — set up time-lapse gear and mounted them in ...


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