David Wilder's picture


If you ever want to feel connected to the planet go to a glacier, if you can find a cave even better. I stood in this cathedral of a cave, being dwarfed by the size of it, realizing that the ice in this cave was centuries old.

Nikon D800
17mm · f/11 · 1/30th · ISO 200
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G Z's picture

Excellent photo! Where was this taken?

David Wilder's picture

Thanks. It was take. I'm on Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park Canada last year. This cave has since collapsed in.

Leon Vermij's picture

love it!. Nice leading lines and difference in textures between the soft powder snow and the chizzled ice. the mountain at the exit finishes the picture.

David Wilder's picture

Thanks for the kind words. I was amazed that I could even get a single shot I was so nervous about being in there. All the scary thoughts of it caving in kept filling my head. Luckily it went smooth and I got this shot off. I just wish I put someone on the big ice mound in the middle to give it scale. This place was huge.

Riccardo Chiarini's picture

Amazing David! I like the presence of the mountain in the entrance of the ice cave

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