SECTION I: THE ICEBERGS
ICEBERG SERIES I, II, & III
The majestic icebergs of the Antarctic Peninsula are nature's grand designs. Their breathtaking shapes and sizes range from the tabular, characterised by flat tops and steep sides, to the dome-shaped, showcasing graceful, rounded peaks. There are sloping icebergs, their angles sculpted by relentless wind and wave action, and the pinnacled ones that display sky-reaching spires.
Icebergs can also be dry-docked, seemingly marooned on land as they jut out from the water. Blocky icebergs, with their steep, angular sides, mirror the geometric aesthetics of modern art. Weathered icebergs bear the effects of time and the elements, their surfaces carved with intricate patterns.
Adding to this spectacle is the fact that icebergs are not confined to a simple palette of white or blue. Depending on their conditions of formation and the materials they have gathered during their formation and journey, icebergs can bear hues of green, brown, yellow, or even black. This unusual colouring is a testament to the diverse and often surprising aspects of these natural wonders.
However, these captivating ice sculptures are also powerful indicators of our changing climate. The last 25 years have seen the Antarctic region lose an alarming 3 trillion metric tons of ice. While this has led to an increased number of icebergs in the oceans, it's a stark signal of the accelerated rate of global warming.
The journeys we undertake to these remote regions not only inspire wonder and awe but also bring our realisation of the close relationship with the planet. Our adventures and discoveries should motivate us to consider our impact on the world and to act to protect the earth's fragile ecosystems