I recently got the opportunity to go out with some divers here in Antarctica. By “go out with” I mean I went out to the dive hut (below) with them and watched their gear while they went under the ice.
Dive Hut 12
Entering the water through a drilled out hole in the ice shelf
Shot under the ice (taken the next day through an observation tunnel submerged in the ice shelf)
Fainlly coming back up
Creator, Father, who dost show
Thy splendor in the ice and snow,
Bless those who toil in summer light
And through the cold Antarctic night,
As they Thy frozen wonders learn;
Bless those who wait for their return.
– L.E. Vogel (1965)
So when glacial ice hits the shore, it ripples back like a wave, and eventually cracks into these impressive formations because physics and stuff.
Sunset over the new hometown.