Khumbu glacier in gigaplex

Khumbu Glacier by David Breashears

Khumbu Glacier by David Breashears

Toronto, October 28, 2013. Last December Ken Metcalfe out on the West Coast sent me an interesting article from the Washington Post. David Breashears photographed  the erosion of the Khumbu glacier (next to Mount Everest) from the inroads of climate change. I saw this first hand a decade ago at the Columbia Icefields in the Canadian Rockies – shocking.

Breashears uses the gigapixel process. The image seems like that created by the Gigapan mechanism  as first shown to us on November 19, 2008 in a talk by Felix Russo. The panorama Breashears shot is an astonishing 3.8 billion pixels! Thanks to the Washington Post you can click on the image and go into panorama mode and magnify any portion to see the amazing details. Have a look here for yourself! And think of what we are doing to the environment…

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