In parts 1 and 2 of our “Ice is Nice” series, you learned about icebergs and glaciers. They are both formed on land and created by the continuous accumulation of snow and calving. In contrast, a rather simple ice feature at first glance – sea ice – forms, grows and melts in the ocean from salty water. This floating ice has a profound influence on climate and wildlife.
In part 1 of our “Ice is Nice” series, you learned how glaciers are formed in cold regions through the accumulation of snow for hundreds or thousands of years. In the Arctic and Antarctica, glaciers grow so large that they flow down from the mountains into the sea, where they become tidewater glaciers. Let’s take a closer look at what happens next.
There’s no place in the world like Antarctica, and that’s what makes an expedition cruise to the southernmost reaches of the globe such an unforgettable experience. At the forefront of all things Antarctic, join us at Poseidon Expeditions and travel the Zodiacs though the iceberg mazes, with snowy mountain peaks and fragile glaciers acting as the backdrop.
The polar regions are perhaps the most photogenic on earth, with countless beautiful scenes presenting themselves every day. An expedition cruise to the Arctic or Antarctica is an opportunity to take some of the most stunning photos for your collection. You’ll have a chance to capture endless expanses of ice, beaches crowded with seals or penguins, sunsets over unbroken horizons, starlit skies, and even the majestic northern lights. Learn how to capture these moments with these photography tips!