I Want to Walk All Over This Bright Blue Landscape

By Jamie Condliffe on at

This is a picture of the northeast coast of South Georgia Island in the southern Atlantic Ocean. With no permanent residents, just imagine how fun it would be trek across its peaks.

The island is, however, home to a number of glaciers dotted around its coast, which are studied by scientists that visit the island. In fact, studies of the tidewater glaciers — sensitive to warming ocean water temperatures — reveals that they’ve retreated by as much as one kilometre between 2009 and 2011. [ESA]