Ice Sculptures

One of the main reasons I chose to travel to Antarctica during its short spring season was the hope of photographing that continent's characteristic yet out-of-this-world ice formations.

During this time of year, the landscape is in the process of transformation as massive sheets of ice melt and create short-lived "ice sculptures", often displaying a hue of colors that range from pure white to the deepest blue. I got lucky when I spotted this formation that was probably carved out of a massive iceberg that was at least 60-75 feet tall, almost the size of a 5 to 6 story building. What made the picture, however, was that brilliant light that perfectly lit its massive arch.

Shot on Canon 5D Mk III, 200mm F/11 at 1/500sec