Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica Reflection

April 11, 2022


Photographer: Gianluca Lombardi

Summary Author: Gianluca Lombardi

The photo above was taken near the Fief range on Wiencke Island and features the calm, reflective waters of the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctic Peninsula. At the entrance to the Neumayer Channel the wind suddenly stopped blowing at sea level. However, the wind likely strengthened at higher altitudes as it started sweeping the clouds and leaving a mixture of thin clouds over the mountains. The sea was totally immobile, creating a mirror surface. This stillness gave a feeling of floating in the air, in a surreal silence. Photo captured on November 24, 2015.

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