Image of the Week #23, December 26th, 2011:

From: Cursed Glaciers by David Bressan at History of Geology

Original source: Historisches Alpenarchiv

The advancing and retreating Vernagtferner as depicted in 1911 by artist Rudolf Reschreiter (sitting in the foreground of the drawing). Prof. S. Finsterwalder, famous geographer that compiled the first modern map of this glacier at the end of the 19th century, is surprised by the advancing Vernagtferner, however the glacier doesn t seem to appreciate the taste of the professor.