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    Last spring I did fieldwork in the Arctic fjords of Svalbard and got totally fascinated by all the different forms of sea ice. This was my favorite, named 'pancake sea ice'. Because the ocean is so much in motion all the time it is impossible to freeze a nice equal thin layer of ice. Therefore these pancakes form. Is there anything more fascinating than watching these pancakes dancing on the waves?
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    Abstract. Fascinating, and a unique insight into the frozen waterscape of the Arctic. The patterns, the positive and negative space all occupied by water in different states, seeds an intriguing look at where we draw the line between form and formless. Beautiful!

    Asher Jay
    National Geographic Explorer and Creative Conservationist
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    Date Taken: Apr 4, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Jul 19, 2017
    Location: Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D5200
    Focal Length: 50 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
    Aperture: f/5
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Marte Hofsteenge
    Categories: Nature, Landscapes
    Assignments: Lines, Textures, and Patterns, Ocean Encounters