Dreaming of a white #Christmas? 🎄❄️ The dazzling photo of 'diamond dust' in #Antarctica in the 2019 #BOMcalendar by @apsphotography_au will take you there! (See link in bio) Aaron says his favourite spot to photograph the amazing sights in Antarctica was at Lake Druzby, a freshwater lake fed by the plateau (ice cap) not far from the Sorsdal #Glacier. 'The lakes winds its way through the Vestfold Hills where it eventually meets the ocean in Prydz Bay. The glass-like structure of the lake as it freezes over, the patterns formed by the cracks in the ice—not to mention ice bubbles suspended frozen throughout the ice—I’ve never seen anything quite like it before. The colour of the ice was a perfect shade of aqua in places, and clear in others. We even visited Lake Druzby at night and captured an aurora overhead. We lit up the lake at night by drilling holes into the meter-plus thick ice and placed lights inside. Such an amazing unique place. The lake during the winter would be different on each visit as the blowing snow moved around making sastrugi (wave-like ridges), which made the trip very slow manoeuvring around the hard-packed snow.' Aaron worked for BOM as a weather observer at Davis Research Station in 2016. Here he shares some of his other photos from Lake Druzby.
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