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    this is a self portrait of my self under a glacier in Alaska. this was by far the most amazing experience. this cave took me two + hour hike over a mountain side through swamps and about 30 minutes of walking on the glacier its self.this cave under the glacier is formed from a waterfall off the mountain that meets the glaciers edge and the cave is around 30 yards deep.When i first walked under the Glacier it was the most breath taking and scary experience I have lived.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 63
    Lighting 68
    Creativity 54
    Story 52

    The gorgeous blue hues and light filtering into this ice cave, as well as the motion of the water falling and moving around the rocks, give this scene a surreal feel. The choice to make this self–portrait a longer exposure makes it harder to execute, but the results add a beautiful dreamy quality. Looking at the image you feel exaltation, peace, and wonder.

    Sadie Quarrier
    Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic Magazine
    116 comments
    stefano spezi
    stefano spezi

    Impressive congrats!! Is it a double exposure? as it's hard to believe you stayed still for 15 secs unless you were frozen... ;-)

    Karen Moore
    Karen Moore

    This is stunning, and what I like most is the story you told to get this shot! What a wonderful adventure and memory for a lifetime! I think the fact that you put yourself in it makes it even more impressive!

    Shareful Hassan
    Shareful Hassan

    Im not good at creating photo but this photo opens my eyes how to capture an image.

    Niall Sheridan
    Niall Sheridan

    Jonathan, a fried of mine, is one of the world class photographers of Yukon nature.

    Valerie Goll
    Valerie Goll

    Stunningly beautiful, I can't stop looking at it.

    Ryan Duescher
    Ryan Duescher

    Standing that still for 15 seconds must not have been easy.

    Olivier Colle
    Olivier Colle

    fantastic exposure!

    great scene good colour.

    very very nice photography! great work

    Christine Garner
    Christine Garner

    This photo is truly amazing and so very beautiful.  If I were the editor I would definitely publish! LOVE IT!

    Nicholas Carzis
    Nicholas Carzis

    Wow, like a image from a dream. You must feel so lucky to have seen such beauty first hand! Great shot!

    R. Johar
    R. Johar

    You really tolled for the image and here is the result, Fantastic image. It really stands out.

    Kelly Rodgers
    Kelly Rodgers

    Such beautiful color and textures, mother nature is still our best design master.

    Alana Do
    Alana Do

    This is amazing! Almost other-worldly! It truly makes one wonder what we humans don't know or haven't discovered yet. So much on this earth to see!

    Kitty Hetheriton
    Kitty Hetheriton

    would love a copy, it seems to me like it shows how really us as human's have to remember how precious our planet is, and there is only one that has life that we know of, like he is saying besides Alive but "Forgive Us" as well

    Kitty Hetheriton
    Kitty Hetheriton

    would love a copy, it seems to me like it shows how really us as human's have to remember how precious our planet is, and there is only one that has life that we know of, like he is saying besides Alive but "Forgive Us" as well

    Daniel J.
    Daniel J.

    What a stunning capture mate. I agree it is quite cinematic and your expression looks like that of Lex Luthor's, after discovering Superman's kryptonite.  

    The two + hour hike and the walk through the swamp is definitely worth it mate. here we are not even knowing that places like this existed on Earth and can be explored. Thanks a million for sharing.

    Abdullah Özgün
    Abdullah Özgün

    Were you alone? How did u discovered this cave? Was it on purpose?

    Melissa Bradac
    Melissa Bradac

    The movement and lighting through the water and ice is amazing,  I can't take my eyes away from this photo. Great work!

    Matt Payne
    Matt Payne

    That's a freakin' awesome shot man. 

    Cindy Bryant
    Cindy Bryant

    This is that sort of image that reminds me of how much more the earth/world has to offer, and how some of us we'll probably never get to experience special places like the one in your image.  It's beautiful!  Congrats!

    Nancy St-Hilaire
    Nancy St-Hilaire

    Stunning! I can not stop looking at it finding movement and details. It is perfect.

    Dwayne Schnell
    Dwayne Schnell

    This and the other are really beautiful and majestic. I love the colors, and the overall capture. This would be an incredible place to just sit. Jealous of your Camera...

    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Sep 2, 2013
    Date Uploaded: Oct 1, 2013
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D800E
    Focal Length: 14 mm
    Shutter Speed: 15/1 sec
    Aperture: f/16
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Jonathan Tucker
    Categories: Adventure, Underwater, Landscapes
    Assignments: Spontaneous Adventure, Explore Our Changing World