Ice Pressure Ridges and Seals

When ice freezes, it expands, and when it freezes across the ocean, it expands too.  The expanding ice has to go somewhere, so it basically ripples and folds into pressure ridges near the land, in this case in front of Scott Base.  This creates a magnificent wonderland of ice that is a photographer’s dream!  It also makes spaces for seals to come up out of the water to sun their giant bodies.

To see photos and videos of our trip through the pressure ridges, and a couple  of our favorite seals, click HERE.

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A comfortable seal enjoying the sun.

To see photos and videos of our trip through the pressure ridges, and a couple  of our favorite seals, click HERE.

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