Spring Sea Ice
It’s beautiful, glowing stuff. The light bends around its edges and in places appears to be coming from within. On the underside it is a gorgeous aquamarine. Many people curse it because it makes a long winter feel even longer. But if you choose your moment when the light is soft, or low in the sky, it is nature at its most radiant.
Ecologically sea ice is very important because it is the hunting platform for polar bears and the whelping surface for millions of harp seals. It also has a tremendous influence on the world’s climate. Because it has a bright, light surface, it reflects most solar radiation back into space thus keeping northern latitudes cold. Global warming trends are significantly reducing arctic ice cover exposing areas of darker water that absorb solar radiation. Hence the warming escalates. This is one of the reasons why the polar regions are the most sensitive to the global warming phenomenon.
Keywords: Labrador, Newfoundland, pack ice, photography, sea ice
Beautiful zenlike shot. Just don't go "arsin' around on the landwash"
after the rum and coke.
Phenomenal, Dennis. One of your best ever!
Sally Van Natta(non-registered)
Absolutely beautiful work. Newfoundland is as beautiful a place as any I have found and your work shows it so well and so uniquely.
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