Shooters are chunks of ice that break off from a tidewater glacier under the water, and rise to the surface. This one burst out of the sea, 50 feet high, not far from my Zodiac, water cascading off its surface.  Astonishing. Amazingly, I had the right lens on at the time and whipped around to capture this scene before it sank back into the water.

I was happy to witness the power of the event (pity I didn’t have video), and to have been able to get a picture. Even more so, however, I was glad to be far enough away that our boat wasn’t swamped or flipped by the rising ice…

Nikon D3, 70-200mm lens