Antarctic Whitescape

Antarctic Mountains

I used to think that a new word was required to describe the scenery in Antarctica, around the coast it was frequently difficult to tell where the land ended and the sea began, and sometimes what was land, glacier, sea-ice or ice berg all blended into a single continuous flow of features.

"Whitescape" sums it up for me although that belies the subtlety of the details of the vistas. Everywhere consists of white and shades of blue, as made by an artist with a limited palette, and with so much reflection around, there are no real dark shadows

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