Huge photo brings melting glacier to life

Sep 21, 2012 by

Russell McLendonAus

Austria’s Pasterze Glacier is quickly disappearing, but thanks to this giant, super-zoomable photo, at least you can see it up close before it’s gone.

Wed, Sep 19 2012 at 2:28 PM EST
Below is a photo of the Pasterze Glacier, a mass of ancient ice that weaves 5 miles through the Austrian Alps. But it’s not just any photo — it’s an 85-megapixel über-photo by photographer André van der Hoeven, who converted it to “deep zoom” format with Microsoft’s Use the buttons at bottom-right or scroll with your mouse to zoom in and out, and click/drag on the image to move around: