Thursday, September 2, 2010


Fogbow and Pack Ice, 80 degrees N.

We were hunting for polar bears - a distinct challenge in the intermittent fog.  But the mist did give us one unexpected gift: a fogbow. Caused by the same phenomena that cause rainbows, fogbows are more diffused, and are typically colorless.  
A wide-angle lens captured the fogbow, but I struggled to find a foreground to complete the composition.  There were images where the ice was better "arranged", but on those the fogbow was broken or less pronounced. In the end, I settled on this one, which shows the arc beautifully, even if the ice is a little scraggly.  Nature rarely performs precisely on cue.

Nikon D3, 17-35mm lens

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