Amy Sacka has been photographing Great Lakes ice for publications such as National Geographic since 2016. A Michigan native, some of her earliest memories are of her father, a 50-year ice angler, leaving the house in the muddy black of winter mornings, armed with a bucket, an ice auger and a desire to catch the limit before sunrise.
In Last Ice, Amy takes us on a 30,000 mile journey around all five Great Lakes. Through photos that document stunning icy landscapes and quintessential Midwestern winter pastimes, Last Ice both celebrates a season millions hold dear and serves as a harbinger of the future to come — one marked by climate change and swiftly diminishing ice cover all across the Great Lakes.
Amy's work on the ice was published in National Geographic in the September 2020 magazine and online in February 2019.