Glacier retreat is one of the most visible consequences of temperature rise in the 20th and 21st century. The area covered by glaciers decreased by 50% since the little ice age (roughly 130 years ago) and new landscapes developed in the ice-free zones. Glacial lakes significantly modify the landscape configuration and visual appearance of high mountain areas and on the other hand represent sedimentary archives that contain important information on past glacier activity, vegetation and climate conditions.
Instead of focusing on the glaciers, the images of this series reveal what they have become – water. Hundreds of glacial lakes emerge in the Alps and their serene and beautiful appearances serve as a silent reminder of what they once were. What remains is a collection of water and a reflection of the world.
All images are shown upside down, consequently depicting an upright image of a mirrored environment.