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Big Blue Iceberg by Ella Derbyshire

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Taken by
Ella Derbyshire Ella Derbyshire
Explore score
0.05 Gigapixels
Date added
Jun 01, 2009
Date taken
Feb 29, 2008

Nikon D80's

environmental, geology, landscape, nature, travel, fine art

Old dense icebergs that have broken off from the Antarctic ice sheets travel northward through the Southern Ocean, melting and breaking into smaller pieces as they encounter warmer water.

In this shallow bay in the South Orkney Islands, a considerable number of large, dense icebergs have come to rest in water that is still cold enough to maintain them for many years. Because of the big, resting bergs, this place is known as an "iceberg graveyard".

This iceberg is being slowly sculpted by saline waves as it sits serenely anchored in the bay. The dense ice that has very little air incorporated within, glows intense blue in the dark blue-gray water.

The 6 images of this panorama were photographed with a Nikon D-80 and stitched with Autopano Pro.

Gigapan Comments (3)

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  1. Payam Rahmani

    Payam Rahmani (June 02, 2009, 06:54AM )

    This is really beautiful. Many thanks to David for informing me.

  2. David Engle

    David Engle (June 01, 2009, 11:56PM )

    This has become a favorite of mine and has been bookmarked...Ella, its really a beautiful GigaPan. Note: for me, if I press the zoom-out button 5 times, I can then see the location.

  3. Tom Nelson

    Tom Nelson (June 01, 2009, 08:36PM )

    Beautiful image, Ella!

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