Photographer James Balog, whose Extreme Ice Survey employs time-lapse cameras to document glaciers worldwide, has indisputable and visually stunning proof that ancient glaciers are disappearing at an alarming rate.
James Balog is an internationally renowned environmental photographer and the founder of the Extreme Ice Survey—the subject of his film, Chasing Ice. The documentary tracks his exhibitions to the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. For more than 25 years, Balog has broken new ground in the art of photographing nature. Many major magazines, including National Geographic, The New Yorker, Life, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, Audubon, and Outside, have published his work. He is a contributing editor to National Geographic Adventure and is the subject of the short film A Redwood Grows in Brooklyn. His work has received international acclaim, including the Leica Medal of Excellence and the premier awards for nature and science photography from World Press Photo in Amsterdam. His exhibitions have been shown at more than 100 museums and galleries around the world.