Monday, March 3, 2008

Just One More...

More ice and snow

This was my favorite photo from my recent trip to Barrow. Somehow it got detoured in cyberspace en route to Flickr. So, I'm tacking it on now, substantially after the fact. Hmm. Is that really tacky?

3 comments:

Steve said...

This is an intriguing picture. It could seem close up, like right at your feet, or far away, like from an airplane. What are we seeing exactly? It looks like the junction of land and ocean

Bryan said...

The shot from the airplane of land and ocean was my guess as well.

Kimberlee said...

Yes, Bryan, this is another photo taken from the plane. And yes, Steve, this is where snow-covered tundra meets the ice of the Arctic Ocean. There are spots along the coast where rivers flow out into the ocean. The river current tends to cause the ice to shift prematurely (while the rest of the pack ice is still shore-fast) and creates open water at the mouth of the river. I can't say for sure, but I think that is what we are seeing in the photo. Thanks for commenting!