Photo of the Day
Tabular Iceberg, Antarctica
Here’s an example of a tubular iceberg which photographer David C. Schultz captured during the first photography tour he held in Antarctica. This tabular iceberg, which by Antarctic stands was relatively small at about 50 feet in height, was practically blocking the entrance to the caldera at Deception Island. The island is part of the South Shetland Islands is an active volcano and at one time home to whaling stations and up until 1967 a research facility.
“We passed by this tabular iceberg while sailing into Neptune’s Bellows, the narrow passage that leads into the caldera itself which at one time was home to whaling stations and up until 1967 a research station. There wasn’t enough time to capture any good photos of it at that time but on our exit I was prepared. We were sailing on the Akademik Ioffe and our captain managed to make several passes around the berg. It’s always interesting how different these massive chunks of ice can appear from different angles.
Photographing from a large moving ship is sometimes a challenge since it seems just as you get the right composition the ship has moved on, and the captain is not about to stop and back-up for you!”
You can see a larger selection of David’s iceberg and Antarctic photographs at his Gallery site, West Light Images.
If you’d like to learn more about the different types of icebergs check out this link.