This photograph of the brilliant Sólheimajökull, an outlet glacier from the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap located in Southern Iceland, was taken in December of 2017 by Kyler Badten.
"It was a bittersweet experience visiting the stunning glaciers of Iceland, seeing the best of nature and worst of man. Sólheimajökull reached the spot from where I took the photograph only 5 to 10 years ago." - Kyler Badten
Iceland's glaciers uncover stories of the past, but also heed warning for a potentially abysmal future. Rising global temperatures attributed to climate change have dramatically altered the scapes of Europe's most magnificent glaciers, melting away around 11 billion ton of glacial ice annually.