/ 2017 / Press / Nature/Environmental

Approaching B15

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/Nature/Environmental
  • Photographer
    Eric Lew, United States

The Hans Hansson, a 27-meter Antarctic expedition ship, approaches a
small piece of iceberg B15 off the coast of South Georgia Island.
Originally over 11,000 square kilometers and one of the largest icebergs
ever recorded, berg B15 calved off the Ross Iceshelf in 2000 and has
been melting ever since. Our captain estimated this berg to tower more
than 100 meters above the ocean surface, but as much as 90% of an
iceberg's volume can be below!

Awards Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2015 - Short Listed, Wildlife Insight & At Water's Edge Categories
BBC Wildlife Magazine Grant 2015 - Highly Commended
Travel Photographer of the Year 2014 - Special Mention
The Compelling Image 2015 - Honorable Mention
Dodho Photography Magazine Contest 2014 - Winner
PDN Great Outdoors Photo Contest 2014 - Runner Up, Amateur Division