Travel Journal - On the Trail of the Glaciers

The scientific photography project "On the Trail of the Glaciers" by Fabiano Ventura uses the contributions of photographers and scientists, combining photographic comparison and scientific research to analyse the effects of climate change, starting from the observation of glacial mass variations. To date, the project has analysed 25 glaciers in the planet’s most important mountain chains, such as the Karakorum, the Caucasus, Alaska, the Andes and the Himalayas, making 74 photographic comparisons and 6 research programmes.

For each expedition, the project involves the replication of photographs, taken from the same vantage point and at the same time of year as those taken by the photographer-explorers of the late 1800s and early 1900s. The intent is to help develop a broader awareness of the impact human activities have on the climate through visual communications.

Further information and more images can be found on the website: