Photo Postcards: Glassy Harbors of Ice in the Gerlache


It was the perfect day for kayaking in the most remote place on Earth: Antarctica. We had cruised down the Gerlache Strait to Paradise Harbor and left the safe confines of our Russian expedition ship, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov (Академик Сергей Вавилов). Some of the best viewpoints can only be best captured from the shell of a kayak. There is something special about the Antarctic clouds that create perfect panoramas as sunlight and clouds duel constantly as they cast every changing reflections on the great Southern Ocean. I repositioned my kayak 180 degrees catching the tiny ripples that my stern rudder exerted upon the bay as the Sergey Vavilov and surrounding landscape reflected above me.

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