When travelling to the polar regions I always feel that
the first iceberg you see is significant, it signifies that
I am passing through an invisible doorway to another world far
more meaningfully than any line on the map does.
While surrounded with much personal excitement at the
time however, it doesn't usually make for very interesting photographs
as they are usually taken out of the less than crystal clear
window of the aircraft you are in and inevitably in the far
distance - like this one.
similar when leaving, though of course you only realise which
was the last iceberg when you don't see another one.
Picture copyright Paul Ward 2009.
Camera - Fujifilm Finepix F810