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Winter sunrise

By RodStrachan  
Early morning sunrise during the winter at Rothera Point on the Antarctic Peninsula. The sea ice was just starting to form with some pancake formations visible. I hand-held the camera rather than put it on a tripod as the air temperature was getting a bit nippy to be hanging around too long! The colours in winter are particularly intense during the winter months due to the low angle of the sun in the sky (i.e. this image has only had the contrast tweaked).

Tags: Freezing Cold Sunrise Sun Antarctica Landscape and travel

Voters: Chant57, NeilWigan, RonnieAG and 34 more

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
28 Oct 2012 12:22AM
A superb sunrise image from a land I can only imagine and appreciate through images like this: the warm tones in the sky, clouds and reflected onto the ice contrasts so well with the cooler tones in the rest of the ice and distant mountains. What a visual delight (if not temperature) to experience first hand.

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28 Oct 2012 12:28AM
Picture makes me freeze , wonderful image.
abeeror2 6 23 Australia
28 Oct 2012 1:02AM
So much to look at and take in,very beatiful.
tezquirk 6 27 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 1:18AM
Beautiful shot .. Smile
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
28 Oct 2012 4:25AM
Wow ! This is an excellent photo !!Grin
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 6:57AM
This is gorgeous; the colours are wonderful - what a seascape!
kel55 6 8 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 8:13AM
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 8:37AM
Absolutely superb.
MalcolmM Plus
12 926 5 Scotland
28 Oct 2012 9:11AM
Chilly but very, very beautiful....
Sezz 13 617 15 England
28 Oct 2012 1:04PM
Wow - that must of been a special moment to view, love the warm colours against the cold ice!

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jaktis 14 84 Sweden
28 Oct 2012 1:40PM
I do agree, superb

PinkK 9 80 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 2:22PM
Such a gorgeous scene, very well captured!! Grin
sawsengee Plus
11 6 15 Malaysia
28 Oct 2012 4:30PM
amazing light, colours & visual well captured Smile
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 5:24PM
Superb shot !!!.....gorgeous quality in the clarity & rich colors !!!!
Melanie_M 12 168 9 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 6:17PM
For myself this is a reflection of a failed dream. Well before photography I wanted to be part of this place, but I didn't make the grade. How marvelous it is to be able to see it through the eyes of those like yourself. Thank you for a glimpse of the dream.
30 Oct 2012 4:13AM
A very beautiful image, wonderful light. Must be blooming perishing there!

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
1 Nov 2012 12:31PM
Beautifully cold Rod, it took a lot to take this I'm sure !!
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
12 Nov 2012 1:21PM
what an amazing frosty seascape. Never seen a sky like it !!

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