- "Dirty Ice"
Ice is white, right? That was my assumption before we left on this
cruise. I had no idea that sediment and plankton could make pristine
arctic ice look this "dirty." I chose this image because
it looks more like the surface of the moon than the Arctic Ocean.
Without a familiar object to provide scale to this image, it could
be a vast lake or a puddle in a dirty snowbank in a supermarket parking
lot. This "melt pond" happened to be about 6-10 feet long.
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000
Lens: Nikkor Coolpix 5000 zoom lens @ ~35mm
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