This July 16 photo, made available Sept. 2, 2009, shows a "crying face" in an ice cap located on Nordaustlandet, in the Svalbard archipelago of Norway.
The "tears" in the natural sculpture were created by a waterfall of glacial water cascading from one of the face's "eyes" and painted an alarming picture warning the world about the effects of global warming. Marine photographer and environmental lecturer Michael Nolan captured this picture while on an annual voyage to observe the glacier and surrounding wildlife.
"This is how one would imagine mother nature would express her sentiments about our inability to reduce global warming. It seemed an obvious place for her to appear, on the front of a retreating ice shelf, crying," Nolan told the U.K.'s Telegraph.
Text from The Telegraph
(Photo via BARM/Fame Pictures)