This image is part of the Earth As Art series from the U.S. Geological Society.
It shows a glacier on Russian islands in the Arctic Ocean which have surprised scientists with its rapid change. After decades of normal, slow movement, the glacier draining Vavilov Ice Cap sprang forward, accelerating rapidly after 2013. In 5 years, the ice tongue doubled in size. In this inverted rendition, land is blue and fractured sea ice appears tan across the top of the image.
Credit: Imagery courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey