The breathtaking majesty of the Earth’s frozen Antarctic wilderness is revealed in these BRRR-ilient pictures.
All of these stunning photos, including all 24 in this collection, have been chosen from a short list of more than 60 for the Antarctic Photography Exhibition 2016 at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Icebergs, frozen landscapes, and lush animal life are all represented in these photographs, which also feature vibrant penguins, hu.n.ting ki.l.ler whales, and basking leopard seals.
Some of the photos, however, elicit a sense of humor in ‘The Meeting’ by Wressel, which depicts two scientists in red meeting two inquisitive emperor penguins.
Penguins provide mirth in a photograph by Becker, which was taken on Macquarie Island (about halfway between New Zealand and Antarctica) when a group of king penguins may be seen marching off like a group of buddies going out at night.
These brilliant photographs show the stunning beauty of the Earth’s frozen Antarctic wilderness.
In other photos, the drama of the h.u.nt has been captured with a stunning photograph by Chad Carey entitled ‘Orca Antarctica,’ which depicts a huge whale emerging from the sea next to an iceberg that is serving as a life-saving refuge for a seal and two frightened penguins.
Man’s battle to survive and explore the barren expanse of ice is also recorded with a picture by Fleming entitled ‘Aurora Basin Camp’ which shows a field of tents being enveloped by the snow and ice.
There were entries from people who worked in Antarctica at the moment, as well as submissions from all corners of the globe.
He said: “The quality of all the entries received was superb with image subjects ranging from seascapes to wildlife, human exploration, and the eerie loneliness of these remote regions.
All of these incredible images have been chosen from a short list of more than 60 as part of the Antarctic Photography Exhibition 2016 at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
The judges and honorary Antarctic Ambassadors, Sir Guy Green, Rosemary Miller, and professional photographer Rob Oates reduced 67 excellent entries to the final 24 that will be shown at the Salamanca Arts Exhibition.
“The best images will now be professionally produced by ICC Imagetec in Hobart and afterward mounted and exhibited in the Museum’s Bond Store.
“The final judging will take place in time for the announcement of the winners of the $5,000 first prize and the $2,000 second prize on Sunday 11 September.
“The idea that everything is white is just not so. In fact, it’s a brilliantly colourful place, full of strange light effects, vivid animals, and the mysterious blue glow of deep ice.
Marching king penguins Macquarie Island
The problem is to keep your fingers running in the cold, tuck your batteries somewhere warm, and be prepared when that unexpected moment arrives.
“That might be a killer whale surfacing, an ice cliff collapsing or a skua attacking a penguin chick from the sky.”
The public is welcome to attend the show and vote in the People’s Choice Award, which features a $500 (280GBP) prize for the photograph that receives the most approval.