Fractal Arch, Erebus Ice Tongue Cave, Antarctica

Fractal Arch, Erebus Ice Tongue Cave, Antarctica

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The Erebus ice tongue is the end of a glacier that extends onto the sea ice on McMurdo Sound. A small opening in the tongue leads to an ice cave containing unusual and fragile ice crystal structures. It is accessible only a few weeks a year. Accompanied by a mountaineer, I explored this remarkable environment. When I had him backlight the features with the lamp he was carrying, they came to life in marvelous ways. This image has also been printed at 7 x 10 feet on a fabric panel and displayed at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport.

Fractal Arch, Erebus Ice Tongue Cave, Antarctica

Helen Glazer
by Helen Glazer
media: photography
year: 2015
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