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Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent, containing the geographic South Pole. It is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost en...
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Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent, containing the geographic South Pole. It is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14.0 million km2 (5.4 million sq mi), it is the fifth-largest continent in area after Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. For comparison, Antarctica is nearly twice the size of Australia. About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages at least 1 mile (1.6 km) in thickness, which extends to all but the northernmost reaches of the Antarctic Peninsula.
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fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican May 04, 2014
very cool
iceman2
 
iceman2 November 22, 2014
Excellent capture against that wonderful contrasting sky.Congratulation on your feature!
jeffbunn
 
jeffbunn November 22, 2014
Phenomenal shot! Congrats!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life November 22, 2014
WOOOW! friggen awesomeeee!! I agree .. awesomeee location too!!! ヅ
Following-Footprints
 
Following-Footprints November 22, 2014
Wow, that is an absolutely stunning photos. Well done!
scruffyherbert PRO
 
scruffyherbert November 22, 2014
An absolutely majestic shot. The colours are fantastic. You've made this come alive. Congrats on the feature aswell.
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi November 22, 2014
awesome shot !
fredpruitt PRO+
 
fredpruitt November 22, 2014
AWESOME!
fredpruitt PRO+
 
fredpruitt November 22, 2014
Fabulous capture ! Congratulations .
fredpruitt PRO+
 
fredpruitt November 22, 2014
Great depth of field, Drama, Contrast,Focus,Color !!!
fredpruitt PRO+
 
fredpruitt November 22, 2014
I'm Jealous !!!!
Crocrocphoto
 
Crocrocphoto November 22, 2014
Awesome shot
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 November 22, 2014
What a magnificent shot. How wonderful to have the opportunity to see this absolutely stunning landscape. Congratulations on your feature!
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AlanJakarta November 22, 2014
Marvelous shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
marilenavaccarini PRO
 
marilenavaccarini November 23, 2014
awesome
kellydeniserichards
 
kellydeniserichards November 23, 2014
Fantastic shot great depth
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Pablo-Klik November 24, 2014
magnifica foto
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Ayersphotography December 17, 2014
Awesome photograph!
paulashby
 
paulashby January 26, 2015
Just Amazing
sydneyosbourne
 
sydneyosbourne February 19, 2015
Kudos!
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold March 14, 2015
fantastic!!!
Swiegers
 
Swiegers May 05, 2015
Majestic in beauty and scale ! Well composed!
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timlucas May 10, 2015
Love that brash leading into the tunnel at the base of the 'berg'. Having travelled to Antarctica, and kayaked whilst there whenever we came across brash we all made a 'b-line' and headed towards it. The way that this is leading out from the base of the large 'berg' is a great leading line. Nice job!
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thebellanger August 30, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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martinofotografo September 19, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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Thierry-Jean January 27, 2017
great shot !! congrat's
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Arzhtatiana April 17, 2017
A great shot!
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TonyBadwyArt May 06, 2017
Love it .COOOOLD.. cheers
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Winmildoc July 02, 2017
This is awesome. Congrats.
ponntiyan
 
ponntiyan August 08, 2017
You made us to see, what you seen such a wonderful, in a better way, by sitting the house itself
dragosbarbulescu
 
dragosbarbulescu September 01, 2017
YES! Reverence!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken on my second trip to Antarctica. I've been there three times now and this is still one of my all time favorites.
Time
In Antarctica it is almost 24 hour sunlight, and the golden hour lasts for hours and hours. It really almost never ends.
Lighting
As I've said before, the golden hour in Antarctica lasts virtually all day. I was blown away with the chances to photograph all day and night long. The biggest challenge with the lighting is figuring out which images to keep out of the thousands I took on this trip.
Equipment
This was taken with a Nikon D800E 1/250 f8 iso 200 with a Nikon 16-35mm set at 16mm.
Inspiration
Everything in Antarctica is inspiring. Antarctica is simply pure nature. The beaches are clean with no litter and the sound of silence is everywhere. It is untouched and so far the only place I've found that is truly
Editing
If the camera could only show what we see with our eyes there would never be the need for post processing. To bring out my vision, I added some contrast and adjusted the exposure of the sky. HDR would have fixed everything but tripods are virtually impossible to use when you're floating on a boat in the middle of the ocean.
In my camera bag
As I get older I'm finding that the less I carry the happier I am. Lugging that 600mm up a mountain is best left for the younger crowd these days. Most of the time I'm simply wandering around with one body and lens. Of course on bigger trips I take a lot more but I generally leave most in the car. Sometimes I don't have the right equipment and I miss an opportunity. In those cases I just watch and gain another memory. I truly believe you have to put down the camera and just watch the world sometimes.
Feedback
Most importantly, try to express your feelings through your images. This iceberg was majestic and that is what I wanted to show when people saw it. It's alone out in the ocean, who knows how long it will last. We know they are melting but I want to express how huge and powerful it is. Almost anyone can take a picture, it's your job to make that picture have emotion to the viewer.

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