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Scenic - Fogbow and Glory

This image captures two optical effects which, although not unique to the Arctic, are certainly more common here. The first thing I noticed was the circular "rainbow-like" band of white. This is a fogbow, and forms when light is refracted through small droplets of fog. We saw about 4-5 fogbows during our cruise, but this was the only one which formed a nearly complete circle. The other optical effect is a type of halo known as an anticorona or glory. Look closely at the center of the image, below the chunk of ice. You should be able to make out a small circle of light. That circle is forming around the shadow of my own head as I am shooting from the bow (you can also almost make out the shadow of the ship's bow).

Technical information:
Camera: Nikon F100
Lens: Nikkor 17-35 with polarizer
Film: Fuji Provia 100F

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