"The earth laughs in flowers." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
So how do these pretty bouquets bloom ? Frost Flowers are formed on new and thin ice sublimates. Ice that changes directly from a solid to a gas, bypassing the liquid stage.
This photo was sent to us by passenger Lotte Furlong, who recently traveled with us on our Spitsbergen Explorer voyage. Lotte was kind enough to send us a few fantastic photos from her expedition, and had this to say about her trip:
It's #IcePhoto Wednesday so to celebrate, we're giving away 4 copies of the official "Chasing Ice" movie poster, signed by director Jeff Orlowski!
Jeff Orlowski is a special guest aboard our Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica via Buenos Aires voyage in 2014, which features the first ever Floating Polar Film Festival! You can read more about this exciting 22 day voyage and the film festival right here.