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Ice on Fire — Sunset in Paradise Bay, Antarctica
The best way to see the magnificence of the Arctic scenery and #active wildlife is to take an expedition #tour. We took a #cruise around the #Antarctica Peninsula and were lucky enough to enjoy a rare fire-red sunset that illuminated the entire landscape.
There are so many things that make Antarctica unlike anywhere else in the world: its remoteness, its icebergs, impressive glaciers, rich wildlife, and its magnificent sunsets.
On our Antarctica expedition, we were blessed with bright sunlight and spectacular sunsets almost everyday.
we were blessed with bright sunlight and spectacular sunsets almost everyday
The sun would set upon the horizon around midnight each day and light up the pristine landscape in a shade of vermillion. On one particular night, we were cruising in the peaceful Paradise Bay off the Antarctica Peninsula, amidst tiny chunks of icebergs and floes, when we came across another one of the most beautiful sunsets I’d ever seen.
Antarctica looked as though it was on fire.
Antarctica looked as though it was on fire
The sky lit up in an iridescent shade of reddish orange, with the sun’s rays outlining the silhouette of the mountains. Because of the light reflection, the ice floes in the bay were shimmering in bright orange too, resembling small fireballs floating on water.
Everything had transformed from sparkling white to flaming red; the floating ice, the mountains and even the snow-covered shoreline of the continental shelf. It was as though we were on another planet or another dimension.
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“In my years of Antarctic expeditions, I’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Osi, one of our expedition leader.
Considering how many years she’s worked in the polar regions, this must be a rare occurrence. Staring at the spectacular scene before me, I couldn’t help but feel truly privileged and grateful to be here.
I couldn’t help but feel truly privileged and grateful to be here
Here are some photos I shot that evening, hope they capture the magic: