This book documents the expansive polar regions of our earth. Dutch photographer Jan Vermeer visited the coldest areas of the world and came back with some stunning images. He has recorded these extraordinary events and magical memories of his journeys in unique style. Jan Vermeer is able to capture the macro and micro facets of nature with a great deal of patience and a strong feeling for contrast. 'I want to evoke reverence and wonder'. By doing so, Vermeer wants to make the public conscious of nature's beauty and the fact that we need to treat it with care: sustainability and respect for nature come first in this. "Breaking Ice" shows the breathtaking white world of the North and South Poles, their endless landscapes and the abundance of life forms that are found there. He has succeeded in capturing polar bears, penguins, puffins, musk oxen, and many lesser known animals on film.