Extreme Ice Melt!

As global leaders meet in Copenhagen to hammer out a new climate deal, view shocking photos from the Extreme Ice Survey, which documents the rapid depletion of the world’s biggest glaciers.

12.09.09 6:56 PM ET

Click Below to See Photographer James Balog's Images of Melting Glaciers Around the World

Plus: Check out more from Giving Beast, featuring news, video, and amazing photographs of people, places, and issues that need our support.

James Balog's nature photography has received international acclaim, including the Leica Medal of Excellence. He is the author of six monographs, including Tree: A New Vision of the American Forest and Survivors: A New Vision of Endangered Wildlife.