Freelance travel writer and photographer Nori Jemil shares some of her most beautiful pictures of Antarctica.
“Based in Chile for nearly six years, it had always been my goal to make it down to the southernmost tip of the continent, and beyond. I thought after photographing glaciers in Argentina, Peru and Chile I knew what to expect, but nothing can prepare you for the colossal beauty and sheer magnitude of Antarctica.
“A two day journey from Ushuaia on the Drake Passage, one of the world’s roughest waterways, is rewarded by the sight of passing icebergs, wandering albatross and humpback whales.”
“About 90 percent of the planet’s ice is found in Antarctica and is on average about a mile thick. It’s this ice in all of its formations, from icebergs recently carved to translucent, weathered floes and the pancake-thin ocean surface, that really sets this hostile and pristine wilderness apart. In a state of constant shift, through wind and the motion of the seas, Antarctica’s ice is always changing, which makes just standing on deck a mesmerising experience.”