Photo credit: Reuben Wu
Photographer Reuben Wu was fortunate enough to make a trip to Pastoruri Glacier in Peru, and captured these surreal images that almost look computer-generated. “At 17,000ft [5,250m], it was a physical challenge to reach the glacier, compounded by the fact that I was shooting at night and under freezing conditions. This glacier is receding at a shocking rate due to climate change and as a result there has been a huge drop in tourism and an impact on the local community. With this series, I felt like this was an attempt to document an endangered landscape which may not exist in a decade,” said Wu to Peta Pixel. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“The extreme temperatures caused Wu to lose sensation in his fingers, making it difficult to fly his light drone and operate his camera. Both his camera and drone battery life was also significantly reduced by the cold. Titled Terminus, this project is a part of Wu’s larger Lux Noctis series that consists of landscapes illuminated by drones with powerful LED lights mounted to them,” according to Peta Pixel.