the unique beauty of antarctica’s icebergs
Nothing could have prepared me for the variety of icebergs that I was to see off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsular. Each was a unique moment in time – some would last days, some years and all were beautiful and impressive in their own right.
Some were the size and shape of department stores, with smooth sides and sharp corners, whilst others were grooved and gnarled by water and wind, etched into majestic curves or twisted knots. Some were blinding white whilst others shimmered turquoise blue in the low sunlight. Some were pulled fast by invisible currents whilst others seemed suspended in calmer waters. Some were translucent as they melted, held captive briefly on remote beaches whilst others were solid and bobbed just off shore. All were mesmerising.
Here are some photographs that Dave and I took of icebergs around the Antarctic Peninsula.
(See Cookie’s photographs of wildlife in Antarctica)