Eric Guth has found a photography niche that dazzles the mind. Traveling in some of the most remote places on Earth, like Alaska and the Arctic, gave him the chance to experience ice and glaciers up close. Here is the story behind these photos inside glaciers.
Eric Guth took an interview for My Modern Met, explaining how he got so close to these fascinating landscapes. Six years ago, as he was walking round the edge of Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska, he noticed an opening: “I figured I’d explore for a bit and before I knew it I was 50 yards within a huge cave gazing at the most beautiful, otherworldly sight I had ever laid eyes on,” he explained. “It was like stepping into Superman’s lair and every changing shade of blue lured me deeper and deeper.”
“Having spent years photographing glaciers from every possible vantage point (on top of, around, and in), I have learned that while the process of glacial formation is the same worldwide, every glacier is different,” he says. “Entering a glacier in Switzerland can reveal formations, temperatures and colors completely different than ones in Patagonia for example. For that matter, the ice conditions can change from cave to cave even on the same glacier!” [be sure to also check out our post Photos Inside Waves by Clark Little]