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Photo of the Day - Sea of Ice in the midnight sun

Sea of Ice in the midnight sun
  • Title - Sea of Ice in the midnight sun
  • Location - Ilulissat, Greenland
  • Camera - Canon EOS-M

At first glimpse I didn't think this photo looked that good, but after a little tweaking and a second chance I saw its beauty. When looking at this picture, you my think that before you lies a solid sheet of ice - No! This is actually sea ice and our boat glided through it with ease.

I love how the small chunks of ice are casting long shadows from the setting sun, and how they appear to be stuck to the surface of the water, immobile. I used a quick shutter speed for this snap as the boat was travelling at some speed - Some of my other attempts are not as clear and the water and ice looked blurry.

You would not think that this photo was shot at around 11pm at night - The midnight sun in Greenland really is a fantastic phenomenon and it was a true pleasure to see the Ilulissat Icefiord at this time of day. The sun cast an eerie glow on the landscape and the colours were all truly magnificent.

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