National recognition for “Fresh Out the Box” glacier photo

A photograph of an Icelandic glacier taken by a Sheffield Hallam lecturer has been selected as one of only 12 to go on display as part of a prestigious national photography competition organised by The Geological Society of London.

Dr Rob Storrar, Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography in the Department of the Natural and Built Environment, took the photo whilst he was carrying out research in Iceland earlier this year.

The photo, titled “Fresh Out the Box”, shows sand and gravel being deposited on the snout of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier.

Dr Storrar said: “I am thrilled to have my photo selected as part of this prestigious competition and to be included along so many striking photos.”

His photo is one of 12 chosen be part of a free exhibition at the Geological Society to mark Earth Science Week (12-20 October 2019) and feature in a 2020 calendar.

The competition is part of the society’s Earth Science Week which celebrates geology all around us and shows how it affects our lives.

The theme for the competition was “Geoscience is for everyone” and saw the society welcome photos from around the world to show the rich diversity of environments in which the featured photographers, live, work, and travel.

Rob Storrar was placed second in the competition with first place awarded to Ingrid Demaerschalk for “Antarctic Reflections”. Third place went to Ben Craven for “Cutting Through the Rockies”.

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