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    Edit Photo Details Self portrait under a Glacier   #ice #cold #travel #glacier #alaska
    After a long hike to the Mendenhall glacier I finally reached the ice cave that retreats 30 yards under the glacier.. After taking a bunch of photos I figured what a better place to take a selfie then under a glacier!. What a amazing yet scary experience standing under a glacier.. you feel like a ant while standing under it and cracks that sound like your inside a thunder cloud takes your breath away.
    Composition 82
    Lighting 86
    Creativity 69
    Story 62

    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
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    Date Taken: Sep 2, 2013
    Date Uploaded: Oct 1, 2013
    Focal Length: 14 mm
    Shutter Speed: 15/1 sec
    Aperture: f/16
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Jonathan Tucker
    Categories: Portraits, Adventure, Nature
    Assignments: Go Beyond, Dear Future Generations,, Off the Beaten Path , A Spark of Genius, Follow Me, Strange Terrains, Voices of the Parks, Best of the World, Behind the Adventure, Sense of Place, Spontaneous Adventure, Explore Our Changing World
    Contests: 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year