Coastline of South Georgia Island
Icebergs break off from glaciers in Antarctica and get swept toward the Atlantic Ocean, oftentimes grounding themselves on the shallow continental shelf that surrounds South Georgia Island. The presence of icebergs in this region is not unusual, but some years, not many are seen. On my trip there were several of all sizes, shapes, and coloration. Their raw beauty was breathtakingly impressive.The scale of some of them was mind-blowing. Seeing these icebergs made climate change more real to me.
The Iceberg Graveyard in South Georgia Island is a remote and spectacular place to visit. The only way to get there is by small expedition ship. The weather and the seas in the Southern Ocean are unpredictable. In incredible light, on the Ushuaia in October 2019, I saw icebergs, so many icebergs.