Martin Bailey Photographs Huge Icebergs from Antarctica

 - Jul 30, 2014
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Photographer Martin Bailey ventures to the Antarctic to capture these striking hyperrealistic images of huge icebergs. The illustrations are rather chilling to look at in a deserted context.

While icebergs are breathtaking to see, they're also quite frightening structures. This is because roughly 80-90% of the iceberg is submerged underwater so the viewer rarely sees how colossal these glaciers really are. Bailey attempts to capture this mystical nature behind icebergs in these incredibly vast and detailed landscape shots of the Antarctic. The images show a stormy cloud surrounding these turquoise and cobalt blue sharp ice structures. Each illustration is different varying depending on the look of the individual iceberg. The icebergs look somewhat menacing making it easy to forget that these millennial glaciers are incredibly fragile as they are made solely from ice.