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Hundreds pose naked on shrinking Swiss glacier

Hundreds posing naked at Swiss alps for a photo shootHundreds of people posed naked on Switzerland's shrinking Aletsch glacier on Saturday for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick as part of a Greenpeace campaign to raise awareness of global warming.

Tunick, perched on a ladder and using a megaphone, directed nearly 600 volunteers from all over Europe and photographed them on a rocky outcrop overlooking the glacier, which is the largest in the Alps.

Later he took pictures of them standing in groups on the mass of ice and lying down. Camera crews were staged at five different points on the glacier to take photographs.

Glaciers are sensitive to climate change and have been receding since the start of the industrial age but the pace of shrinkage has accelerated in recent years.

The environmental group Greenpeace, which organized the shoot, said the aim was to "establish a symbolic relationship between the vulnerability of the melting glacier and the human body."

More pictures after the jump.


Hundreds posing naked at Swiss alps for a photo shoot
Hundreds posing naked at Swiss alps for a photo shoot
Hundreds posing naked at Swiss alps for a photo shoot
Hundreds posing naked at Swiss alps for a photo shoot
Hundreds posing naked at Swiss alps for a photo shoot
Hundreds posing naked at Swiss alps for a photo shoot
Hundreds posing naked at Swiss alps for a photo shoot
Source: Yahoo News
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I applaud these hundreds who braved the cold in bid to save Gaia!

A worthy cause indeed!

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