(click on any photo to enlarge and enjoy its beauty)
Was there some fairytale book floating on the ocean all the way from Australia, until it got to Antarctica and ignited the imagination of the wind?
Now, to give some background and food for thought: these photos were all taken while kayaking. Those of you who have followed my blog may recall that my most precious companion (not to insult anybody who has joined me on a trip) is an orange box called Pelican Box Their boxes and cases are used by photographers, expeditioners, and the military to carry sensitive equipment completely waterproof and airtight.
On every kayaking trip I've taken in the Arctic or Antarctica, the Pelican box is my companion. I tie it with bungee cords to the kayak just in front of my seat. Inside it is my SLR/DSLR camera with a good zoom lens. As the camera is very susceptible to seawater, it's critical not to expose it for too long to the wind and spray. This has determined my photographic style: "shoot from the hip"" I see something that consciously or not seems intriguing; I open the box; I point and shoot; I return it to the box to keep paddling. Only later, do I notice in some pictures their uniqueness.
Look at the one below: I can see a little nice surprise at the bottom - Do you?
And finally, in the next photo I see one of us, the ancient Guardian of The Antarctic Ocean on his watch, looking tortured as he awaits to be freed from the giant iceberg his head is glued to.
What do you see?
For more reading on the beauty of the frozen oceans, read my post Sea and Sun and Ice