The glaciers, the ice bergs, the icy mountains, whales and seals, they all came out for sunrise this morning in Andvord Bay. At 9am the N.B. Palmer squeezed through a iceberg scattered channel into Andvord, just in time for sunrise. This will be our second bay in which to conduct our krill studies. On our first sunny morning of the cruise, we put down our pipettes and our nets to enjoy the transit into this impossibly beautiful location. The reflections of cold mountains and blue glaciers reflected clear and deep into the ice-scattered water. We were greeted by seals and whales almost everywhere we looked. Here are some pictures that attempt to capture the beauty of this Antarctic morning.
Oh, and because the sun sets at about 2:40PM, we also watched the moon rising over the bay. Just as stunning.