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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.
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    The Russian vessel Professor Multanovskiy, an ice-hardened ship, plowing through brash ice.

    A penguin on a small iceberg.

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    Reflected sun, mountains & ice. During my stay, the sun never fully set.

    Iceberg buildup in a narrow channel makes passage difficult.

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    This iceberg resembles some beast, rising from the frigid waters.

    Navigating around large icebergs.

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    A zodiac maneuvers towards shore through the ice.

    Abstract art created by melting glacial ice.

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    Iceberg panorama.

    Iceberg arch.

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    The vistas had incredible combinations of blue and gray.

    Another arched iceberg.

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    Penguins floating past.

    A zodiac motoring away from a precipitous glacier that could calve off any second.

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    A calving glacier... New icebergs are born.

    Fantastic hues of blue.

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    Deeply crevassed glacial terrain.

    Seracs and crevasses.