Morning Light Along Antarctica’s Gerlache Strait

April 02, 2012

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: Ray Boren
Summary Author: Ray Boren

The sailboat in the distance is dwarfed by cloud-shrouded peaks and glaciers lining Gerlache Strait, off Antarctica’s Antarctic Peninsula. This long finger of continental land and related islands stretches north of the Antarctic Circle toward South America. It's morning. The sun is still relatively low, and shadows are long and tinged blue (as are all shadows, thanks to scattered sunlight) in the early light. This stirring view is from a cruise ship traversing Gerlache Strait. Icebergs forming the foreground, and dotted with penguins, separate the two seagoing vessels. Photo taken on January 14, 2011.

Photo details: Camera Maker: NIKON CORPORATION;Camera Model: NIKON D60; Focal Length: 170.0mm; Aperture: f/8.0; Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250); ISO equiv: 100; Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Matrix; Flash Fired: No; Orientation: Normal; Color Space: sRGB; Software: QuickTime 7.6.4.