Glaciers of Switzerland contains aerial photographs of every glacier in Switzerland. Taken from an antique aircraft at slow speeds, the work is an intimate perspective of majestic features which are hard to reach if not accessible for most. Often calling them “forbidden views” in that few will enjoy the unique vantage point of a small aircraft over the glaciers, the author immersed himself in years of high mountain flying, searching every valley in the Swiss Alps for remaining ice.
As part of the Global Glacier Initiative, which seeks to photograph the earth’s glaciers before they melt, the work is a catalog our shared climactic and geological history in the Alps, taken at a point in time where no human in modern history will see again at the same size. In the summer following the last season of photography for the book, 6% of remaining glacial mass in the Alps melted. While it is a stirring view of glacial beauty, it is sadly already history.
The book contains 928 images, broken into geographic regions with detailed maps of the location of each photograph. Images were taken spanning summer seasons to reveal the glaciers in their finest details without the cover of winter snows.
Full color interior, cover, and back.
8.25 inches x 11 inches.
Interactive Map of Photograph Locations