A cold beauty
The otherworldly ice caves of Iceland’s Jökulsárlón lagoon are accessible only from November to March—in the warmer months, they start to fracture. Even in February, when this photo was taken, visitors must book a guide who knows how to assess a cave’s stability. “It’s important to embrace some element of uncertainty,” says photographer Chris Burkard, “in order to truly experience wonder.”
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After documenting humanitarian issues in more than 60 countries, photojournalist Maggie Steber wanted to focus on something more abstract—and life-affirming. She created this image in a garden. “I am trying to show beauty that is unexpected,” she says. She titled the photo Man Born from Blossoms.