Antarctica, Ice Bubbles 1, 2001 - While waiting for a plane from our camp in Antarctica to the South Pole, I went on a day hike in the Patriot Hills. I went with Katherine from Adventure Network who was familiar with the terrain. When we had descended from the Hills, at the base of the other side, we saw a rather incredible phenomena at "Groovy Pool": Ice Bubbles! Exactly how these were formed is a mystery. It appeared that as the water was freezing air was trying to escape, which formed ice of a lesser density. I simply don't know! Can anyone out there explain it? It was brilliant. Getting a photograph to show it was a bit of a challenge. There is a separate view on this website that gives a better overall feeling of rising bubbles.
- Nation: Antarctica
- ISO Province: Antarctica, Antarctica
- TCC Country: Chilean Antarctica
- Place: Patriot Hills
- Year: 2001
- File name: Antar,IceBubbles1,2001.jpg