An image showing a sleigh sled, deep in the water, where thick ice was usually viral.
The image of Steven Olsen, a scientist at the Danish Meteorological Institute, shows the devastating degree of ice melting in Greenland
The water that dogs walk on, according to CNN, is due to flooding from the excessive melting of the ice sheet Greenland, the second largest in the world.
Olsen was on a mission to extract Climate Monitoring Tools Colleagues put on the sea ice when he broke the current viral photo.
In a post on Twitter last week, Olsen wrote that the communities in Greenland "rely on sea ice for transport, hunting and fishing."
"Rapid melting and sea ice with low permeability and a few cracks leave the melt water on top," he writes. in # Greenland rely on sea ice for transport, hunting and fishing. Extreme events, here the flooding of the ice by the sudden onset of surface melting requires increased prognostic ability in the Arctic @ BG10Blueaction @polarprediction @dmidk https://t.co/Y1EWU1eurA
– Stephan M. Olsen (@SteffenMalskaer) June 14, 2019
CNN reports that Greenland's typical "melting season" is from June to August, but this month there were huge amounts of ice loss more and more dramatic than usual in July.