Penguins and icebergs, Antarctica
What a wonderful world!
Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska; photo by .Bob Anderson
Called “Mother Nature in Tears,” photographer Michael Nolan shot this amazing image while touring the largest icecap in Norway.
Grand Tetons in winter. 'Wherever snow falls, or water flows, or birds fly, wherever day and night meet in twilight, wherever the blue heaven is hung by clouds, or sown with stars, wherever are forms with transparent boundaries, wherever are outlets into celestial space, wherever is danger, and awe, and love, there is Beauty, plenteous as rain.' -R. W. Emerson
Sony World Photography Awards 2011
Yuji Obata was obsessed with the challenge of doing something no one had done before – in his case photographing snowflakes in freefall rather than on a flat surface without digital or any other manipulation. It took Obata five years to achieve but his breakthrough resulted in the capture of pictures that allow the snowflakes to relate to each other in space and size, creating dynamic compositions and scenes.
Drift ice in Abashiri, Hokkaido, Japan
Floating Ice by ystenes, Auster-Skaftafellssysla, IS, via Flickr
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