Antarctica - Icebergs & Glaciers
Antarctic Peninsula Jan. 2009
During my first Antarctic voyage of 2009, I was able to see incredible formations of ice, some were slowly creeping downhill as mighty glaciers, some were floating works of art.
The Russian vessel
, an ice-hardened ship, plowing through brash ice.
A penguin on a small iceberg.
Reflected sun, mountains & ice. During my stay, the sun never fully set.
Iceberg buildup in a narrow channel makes passage difficult.
This iceberg resembles some beast, rising from the frigid waters.
Navigating around large icebergs.
A zodiac maneuvers towards shore through the ice.
Abstract art created by melting glacial ice.
The vistas had incredible combinations of blue and gray.
Another arched iceberg.
Penguins floating past.
A zodiac motoring away from a precipitous glacier that could calve off any second.
A calving glacier... New icebergs are born.
Fantastic hues of blue.
Deeply crevassed glacial terrain.
Seracs and crevasses.