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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Ella Derbyshire
- Explore score
- 0.05 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Jun 01, 2009
- Date taken
- Feb 29, 2008
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.