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Breathtaking Patagonian ice field photographed by German artist Frank Thiel

20 February 2014 Last updated at 00:16 GMT

The Patagonian ice field - the third largest ice cap in the world - has become the subject of a series of monumental photographs by the German artist Frank Thiel.

Using digital cameras and working from boats in rough waters, Thiel has captured the majesty - as well as the fragility - of some of the most remarkable glaciers in the world.

The series of photographs is called Nowhere is a Place and is currently on display at the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York.

The show is a departure for Thiel who is best know for his large-scale depictions of the changing man-made landscapes of Berlin, the city he lives in.

Produced for the BBC by Michael Maher.

(c) Frank Thiel / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York