Ice Walk

One of the most memorable parts of my excursion to Antarctica was getting off our icebreaker ship and walking on the ocean ice. It was still early in the polar travel season and parts of the ocean had a thick layer of ice, sometimes a few hundred to thousands of feet thick! It was less slippery than I thought.  As my feet sank into the fresh layer of snow that covered the ice sheet, I was getting quite used to it and also getting good at handling my camera at the same time. 

Just as we were about to lift anchor and head back out to the frozen ocean to continue on our southward journey, I saw the last of the ship's crew pulling up the massive rope and that's when I made this picture.

Shot on Canon 5D Mk III, 70mm F/16 at 1/640sec