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Landscapes: Icebergs and Pack-ice in the Antarctic

Sea-ice or Pack-ice is frozen ocean water that grows and melts in the ocean.

Icebergs float in the ocean but originate on land. They are pieces of glaciers or ice-shelves that have broken off - calved - which then float on water.

Deniz Bensason, Photographer - Icebergs and Pack ice

Deniz Bensason, Photographer
Icebergs and Pack ice

The word iceberg comes from the German word 'Eisberg' or alternatively the Dutch word 'ijsberg' both meaning 'Ice Mountain'. These are mountainous objects, one can say - the equivalent of mountains on land, and like them, they have their own mysterious and serene beauty. But unlike mountains on kand, icebergs shift and move, change shape, and eventually disappear.

The seductive splendor of icebergs.

Experiencing the sheer size and diversity of icebergs is truly awe-inspiring. Getting "close up - and personal" to these Behemoth with tiny Zodiacs in the narrow channels of an ice-cold sea can be both breathtaking and terrifying.



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