The accelerating retreat of Alpine glaciers increased dramatically since the 90ies of the last century. This view on glacial outwash plain at the end of the Trift glacier in Switzerland is already a view into the past. The rapidly melting glacier blocked its own outwash and impounded a glacial lake buoying up the glaciers. The lake was on the verge of causing a catastrophic surge. However, the situation calmed as the water beneath the ice lead to an additional melt. Since that time the glacier again rests on solid ground. Consequently the glacial retreat in length and volume is enormous.
Pentax K2, Sigma 70-300mm, f/8, 1/125sec, Kodak Ektachrome E6, ISO 100, polarization filter, tripod