- Azure Melt Pond
This image is symbolic to me of the Arctic's purity and fragile beauty.
It provides a stark contrast to the "dirty" melt pool in
Image 9. Melt pools, or ponds, are formed
as the sun heats ice floes and melts enough snow and ice to form small
pools of water. In this image you can also see a small network of
cracks forming in the bottom of the pool, caused by the impact of
the Polar Star's bow.
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000
Lens: Nikkor Coolpix 5000 zoom lens @ ~50mm