Wavelike formation next to the Tuv Glacier in the Hornsund fjord, Southern Svalbard.

2013 – Corey Arnold

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A crevasse on the Hans Glacier in the Hornsund fjord, Southern Svalbard

2013 – Corey Arnold

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Hans Glacier at dusk in September in the Hornsund fjord, Southern Svalbard.

2013 – Corey Arnold

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The Perrito Moreno glacier is 30km in length stemming from the south Patagonian ice field.

Moreno, Argentina 2008- Klaus Thymann

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One of the few glaciers encompassed by trees.

Spegazzini, Argentina 2008 – Klaus Thymann

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Grinnell is one of the most accessible glaciers in Glacier National Park.

Grinnell, Montana USA 2008 – Klaus Thymann

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Phosphorous red lava soil surrounds the glacier ontop of the Cotopaxi volcano.

Cotopaxi, Ecuador 2009 – Klaus Thymann

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Working closely with the Glacier World Monitoring Service this glacier was selected to be documented in Switzerland.

Findel, Switzerland 2009 – Klaus Thymann

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Glacier sediments are clearly visible entering the Pacific Ocean.

Grand Plateau, Alaska 2011 – Klaus Thymann

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The Helheim glacier is connected to the Greenlandic icesheet and spans approximately 5.5 kilometers in width.

Helheim, Greenland 2012 – Klaus Thymann

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The approximate 5000m elevation is the reason equatorial glaciers can exist in Africa.

Speke, Uganda 2012 – Klaus Thymann

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Patience is a virtue in the mountains when you have to wait for the fog to lift in order to see the glacier.

Kittelglaciären, Sweden 2013 – Klaus Thymann

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As a popular tourist destination Mount Baker in Washington has a vast archive of postcards dating back to the late 19th Century.

Mount Baker, USA, 1972 and 2014 – Peter Funch

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Mount Tutoko in New Zealand has an elevation of 2,723 metres.

Mount Tutoko, 2013

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The Storglaciären has the longest history of glacier mass research in the world, having been studied since 1946

Storglaciären, 2013 – Klaus Thymann

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The Pallin Halvjökull is set within the artic circle in northern Sweden

Pallin Glacier Tunnel, 2013 – Klaus Thymann

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Hellstugubrean glacier is found in central Jotunheimen, the highest mountain massif in Norway

Hellstugubrean, 2011 – Klaus Thymann

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Cotopaxi mountain is a stratovolcano in the Andes, Ecuador

Cotopaxi, 2009 – Klaus Thymann

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Comparative archival images

Donne glacier, 1981, 1988 and 2009 - Courtesy of Trevor Chinn, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand

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An outline representing the glacier extent in 1963, from the series ‘When I Am Laid in Earth’ by Simon Norfolk

Lewis Glacier, Kenya 2014

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In 1963 Lewis glacier ran past the guides’ hut, taken from the series ‘When I Am Laid in Earth’ by Simon Norfolk

Lewis Glacier, Kenya 2014

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Funch employed an RGB tricolor process to separate motion from the inert for these images of Mount Baker

Mount Baker, USA 2014

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Mount Baker in Washington is a popular tourist destination and so has a huge wealth of historical information.

Mount Baker, USA 2014

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