I am thrilled to have my Antarctic story and images featured by Letters From the Ends of the Earth, and online blog showcasing the work(s) of many talented writers and photographers who venture to some of the most remote places in the world. Please check it out.
Icebergs in the Antarctica are truly amazing. Some so big they boggle the mind. Others, sometimes smaller than 5 metres are known as Bergy Bits or Growlers. The big guys, with mostly flat tops are Tabular. The largest iceberg on record was sighted in 1959 and was over 31,00 sq, Km., or bigger than Belgium. Only about 10% of an iceberg is above the surface of the water. The blue color usually means the ice is much older.
Back in Ushuaia, Argentina! To be honest, I have no words to describe our adventure to the Antarctic. I could use words like, “Amazing”, “Incredible”, “Wonderful” and so on, but I don’t believe they do this place justice. It is simply breathtaking. A fragile, pristine place full of wonderful wildlife, landscapes and incredible beauty. A place I won’t soon forget. A place that needs to be protected in every way. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing many images from Antarctica. It s my hope that as you view these images, you will not only be as amazed as I was but that you will add your voice to mine as I reach out to the world community to protect this place. Global warming, much of it caused by humans, is having an impact on the Antarctica, like no where else. Some of the effects have not been seen yet but are present. It is already causing problems with the food sources for many of the wildlife in the Antarctica. As a photographer, I believe I can make my voice heard through images and words and help people to understand how important it is to protect the Antarctica.
For now, here is the tail of a beautiful Humpback Whale.
Super excited to announce I am heading to the Antarctica this coming Friday with One Ocean Expeditions! I will be stepping foot on my 7th continent and viewing the incredible beauty of the most southern part of the earth.
A beautiful day today and I was out wandering around. Went for a nice long walk around Bayfront Park in Hamilton. Much of the ice in the inner bays is gone or breaking up. Lots of gulls about looking for the ever elusive fish.