The Wider Image: The thaw of the Third Pole: China's glaciers in retreat
Jin Zizhen, 27, a PhD student of glacial hydrology, checks a data collection station next to a glacial stream of meltwater from the Laohugou No. 12 glacier in the Qilian mountains, Subei Mongol Autonomous County in Gansu province, China, September 26, 2020. "The glacier has got smaller, it?s total area has shrunk. It?s something I?ve been able to see with my own eyes. The terminal point of the glacier keeps retreating" Zizhen said. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS GLACIER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.