Photographic Work   From Above   Markarfljot

Markarfljot, Iceland - 1996

Mouth of the Markarfljot River, Myrdalsjökull region, Iceland (63°32’ N, 20°05’ W).


Œuvre Originale Signée et Numérotée

Fed by the Myrdalsjökull, a 308-square-mile (800-square-kilometer) dome of ice in the southwest of the island, the Markarfljót River flows round the northern edge of the small Eyjafjallajökull Glacier, tracing a hesitant course over a broad bed of basaltic sediments before ending its journey on a beach of black sand on the Atlantic shore. Like all glacial rivers, the Markarfljót spreads out over a plain from which glaciers have receded, forming a dense, intricate network of channels. Its course changes constantly, and its flow reaches a peak in July and August, when the ice melts. Global warming could disrupt this seasonal cycle. The Vatnajökull ice cap is the country’s biggest glacier; with an area of 3,203 square miles (8,300 km2), it is as big as all continental Europe’s glaciers combined. Icelandic glaciologists have warned that the Vatnajökull has been receding at an average of approximately 3.25 feet (1 m) per year for some years, and that snow is replaced by rain at altitudes of less than 3,279 feet (1,000 m). If this trend continues, the glacier could disappear by 2100.


Prise en 1996, c'est une photographie argentique. Sa diapositive originale est conservée par l'atelier Yann Arthus-Bertrand à Paris.


Œuvre originale de Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Les tirages sont réalisés exclusivement par l’Atelier Yann Arthus-Bertrand à Paris sous le contrôle de l’artiste lui-même.

Œuvre Originale Signée et Numérotée

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