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Antarctic expedition Dec. '22 - Jan. '23. Part 11

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    Posted: 10 March 2023 at 10:39
Heading further south down the Antarctic peninsula, next stop was Lindblad Cove. No zodiac landing sites so it was an opportunity for us to go out in zodiacs (and kayaks for the kayakers), through the crunching brash ice to explore.
Continuing the numbering from Part 10.

139. Antarctica proper.
Nearing Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

140. Ready to explore.
Zodiacs and kayaks in Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

141. Shades of blue, sculpted by nature.
Sculpted brash ice, Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

142. 'Golf ball' patterns created underwater, then revealed when the ice flips over.
'Golf-balled' brash ice, Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

143.
   Ice floe, Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

144. The intense blue created by refractions of air bubbles compressed in the glacial ice.
Intense blues, ice floe, Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

145.
View from a zodiac, Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

146. These 'dry dock' ice floes are what is revealed as they flip over with the part melting of the underwater section.
'Dry dock' iceberg, Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

147. Adelie penguin well away from the danger of predators. Scaling the ice would be a challenge, but I've seen in documentaries where they actually rocket up vertically out of the water and land on their target site with great precision.
Adelie penguins on iceberg, Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

148. As we circled we could see it was a pair.
Pair of Adelies on iceberg, Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

149.
Out of reach of leopard seals, Adelie penguins, Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

150.
Safe penguin lookout, iceberg, Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

More following below...




Edited by Jozioau - 11 March 2023 at 06:12
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And straight on:

151.
Sculpted iceberg, Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

152.
Brash ice and distant glaciers, Lindblat Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

153.
Zodiac ride through the brash ice, Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

154.
Mirror-like reflection, Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

155.
Kayaking through brash ice, Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

156.
Zodiac through brash ice, Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

157. While out in our zodiacs, several were lucky enough to see and get close to a leopard seal on an ice floe. Probably explained why those Adelie penguins got themselves up onto the top of a large ice floe safely out of reach. The expedition team radio'ed the news and location to everyone, including the kayakers, but by the time my zodiac headed that way the leopard seal had slipped into the water and swam away. Big disappointment.
Zodiac and "Greg Mortimer' expedition ship, Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

158.
'Dry dock' iceberg, Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

159.
Expedition ship seen through an iceberg, Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

More coming in Part 12.



Edited by Jozioau - 16 March 2023 at 22:34
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Wow!!

All I can say...
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These are images which exhibit their own peculiar magic.

For me #154 stands out - it's a very calm, almost meditative view which stands in - sometimes sharp - contrast to the other images.

BTW: There is some dust in the sky (left and right hand side).

TFS, Joe!
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Indeed, #153 and #154 are the winners of this set... Zen!
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Wow, these are getting better and better, #148 is a beautiful image, love the balance and the gesture of the 2nd penguin makes it extra special. #149 and 150 look great too and the colour palette and reflection in #151 adds to the bergs majestic beauty, lovely work!
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Thanks for the comments and feedback. It truly was one of the great photographic outings of my life. No wind, layered up against the freshingly crisp coldness, and just the crackle and crunch of the brash ice as we nosed through the water in our zodiacs.

Thanks too, Harald for spotting the dust specs in those photos when I shut down my f-stop. I've since edited them out, deleted the originals and replaced with 3 clean images (##152, 153 and 154) on Flickr and put in new BB code links to this thread.

Mostly all taken with a7iv and SEL2470GM, but I also had my a99ii and SAL70200mm G SSM with which I took ##148, 155, 156 and 157.

While going through my many photos during the dust bunny elimination exercise, I found and decided to add a couple more of that sculpted iceberg taken as we slowly circled around it.

160.
Sculpted iceberg textures, Lindblad Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

161.
Sculpted iceberg, other side, Lindblat Cove, Antarctica by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

Thanks for looking.
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There is still some dust in #161 (best visible upper left corner) - which is an extraordinary image, again.
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Harald, must be my old eyes. Thanks for the alert. I need to be more meticulous and at larger magnification.
Now cleaned up and re-posted.
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I guess: pollution in the air
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Couldn't get cleaner air or water. Just the hazards of changing lenses and on a mirrorless camera, there's no pellicle mirror to barricade the sensor from any microscopic debris. Mostly I'm shooting at mid apertures and it's no issue, but stopped down for greater DOF it is. Fortunately I found that a rocket blower easily cleans things up.
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(it obviously took me some time to -find and- join this amazing journey, sorry).

mesmerising... Joe! what a treat!
never seen anything like it.
and so happy for you! TYSM for taking us along!!!
hope you'll never stop posting...
(but meanwhile still lots to discover in previous posts ).

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Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

(it obviously took me some time to -find and- join this amazing journey, sorry).

mesmerising... Joe! what a treat!
never seen anything like it.
and so happy for you! TYSM for taking us along!!!
hope you'll never stop posting...
(but meanwhile still lots to discover in previous posts ).



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