Blue Icebergs
Blue Icebergs

Antarctica

Rhapsody in Blue… Blue water, blue sky, blue ice. The snow is white because the air trapped in it reflects all the colour waves, hence white light. But in the heart of the glacier, snow is for centuries compressed into ice by thousands of tons of more snow, and all the air is expelled. The resulting glacier ice - which eventually will become iceberg ice - only reflects blue light.

Rhapsody in Blue... Océano azul, cielo azul, hielo azul. La nieve es blanca, porque el aire atrapado en ella refleja todas las longitudes de onda, y por tanto luz blanca. Pero en el corazón del glaciar, el peso de millones de toneladas de hielo y nieve comprime el hielo, y expulsa el aire. El hielo glaciar resultante, que en su momento se convertira en un iceberg, solo refleja el color azul.

Lemaire Channel, Antarctic Peninsula

Date: 12/01/2014

Location: Lemaire Channel, Antarctica

Photographer: Arturo de Frias

Blue Icebergs

Antarctica

Rhapsody in Blue… Blue water, blue sky, blue ice. The snow is white because the air trapped in it reflects all the colour waves, hence white light. But in the heart of the glacier, snow is for centuries compressed into ice by thousands of tons of more snow, and all the air is expelled. The resulting glacier ice - which eventually will become iceberg ice - only reflects blue light.

Rhapsody in Blue... Océano azul, cielo azul, hielo azul. La nieve es blanca, porque el aire atrapado en ella refleja todas las longitudes de onda, y por tanto luz blanca. Pero en el corazón del glaciar, el peso de millones de toneladas de hielo y nieve comprime el hielo, y expulsa el aire. El hielo glaciar resultante, que en su momento se convertira en un iceberg, solo refleja el color azul.

Lemaire Channel, Antarctic Peninsula

Date: 12/01/2014

Location: Lemaire Channel, Antarctica

Photographer: Arturo de Frias