Beauty of Antarctica
Please, step into the world of ice...
Last Saturday Emily and I took Skidoos out for a water sampling trip. The weather was brilliant with a blue sky and no wind. We visited an ice cave in the Mt. Erebus Glacier Tongue, a melting glacier (thanks to the FSTP folks who flagged the route!), and a large crack freshly broken open by the pressure of the Barne Glacier. It was an absolutely beautiful day. All the different forms of frozen water left me speechless.
Ceiling of the ice cave:
Ice cave exit:
Ice crystal in the ice cave:
Ice broken off the iceberg and melting:
Iceberg frozen in sea ice:
Barne crack with a seal breathing hole (background - Mt. Erebus and the Barne Glacier: