The "coolest" place I've ever been

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Comments (108)

Evaldo Faria on December 24, 2011

Parabéns. Like 74. Saudações do Brasil. Evaldo Faria

patano on December 25, 2011

Very good enquadre ! Beautiful view and colors!

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Warm greetings from Paolo, Italy.

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kristine hannon on December 26, 2011

Dear Emile,

first of all congrats with your honorary mention in the October contest! But can I tell you that what you did there is VERY dangerous! I have been working in Antarctic and the Arctic for many years as a zodiac driver and I can tell you that icebergs and glaciers are very unpreditable, and can break or flip at any moment without warning. So consider yourself lucky but for your own good, do not ever go under ice anymore! If I would only think of doing that, my expdition leader would immediately fire me... Good luck and be careful in the future... ;-)

S. G. Sarwar on December 26, 2011

I am agreed with Kristine Hannon Because she is 100% right, and we have to be very careful, as she has explane in detail. Wish you a very progressive year 2012. Best Regards. Sarwar

Emile Lessard on December 27, 2011

thanks for the advice kristine, I difenitaly know the risks of icebergs (gowler in this case) as i have seen many flip or break up and this is the only one i have ever gone into. first off these are much smaller then the ones you would see in the artic and antartic and talking clients under ice is much different then talking the risk for yourself. However you are still correct it is very risky. I felt safe enough to ennter this one only because we had been cammped in front of it for two days and it hadn't moved or changed it's shape in any noticable way. It was beached and not going anywhere. As you know the bigest risk with bergs is that the bottem melts away and once there is more weight above watter it flips since it was grounded the chances of this happening were much smaller. I know it was risky but as someone who has seen these amazing things your self you can't honestly tell me that you've never wanted to take a closer look. But thanks again for the advise, though i did definitaly know the risks and my thumping heart beat could attest to it as i paddled through and also the fact that i only took one quick picture. and for the record the growler was still there 2 days later when we left

JBTHEMILKER on December 27, 2011

Sometimes a risk is worth the reward.

~ Denise Cottin ~ on December 29, 2011

Cool indeed!

sloas1 on December 30, 2011

Wow, I want to do that!! LIKE

Scott, USA

Sanjay Poudyal on January 2, 2012

Congratulations Really a fine composed and beautiful view LIKE join the group,welcome in the Panoramio Favorites Photos Namaste from Nepal

Gilberto Brito on January 2, 2012

Simplismente deslumbrante,linda.

Haggs on January 2, 2012

Congratulations well done Happy New Year

nedime on January 2, 2012

CONGRATULATONS for the prize!


Happy New Year!


jean-paul-pti on January 6, 2012

Belle capture. J'aime et favorise.Meilleurs vœux et bonne année. Amicalement.


▓ ☻ galloelprimo ☻ ▓ on January 18, 2012

Interesante lugar, me gusta y a la vez que miedo!! Muchas FELICIDADES por haber obtenido mención honorífica en el concurso, bien merecido, Saludos desde León Guanajuato México like 87

sistuccio on January 20, 2012

Congratulations for the price:LK.Ciao,Dino

Saqui on January 24, 2012

Beautiful shot, just amazing! Greetings from Chile.

dionisis (-_-) on February 2, 2012

congratulations from Greece for the winning picture | added to my favorites

Василий Рудян on February 7, 2012

Interesting composition! Greetings from Siberia. Vasily. 92\26

chalepso on February 9, 2012


PokeyPhoto on February 11, 2012

This is one of many photos that make me want to visit AK, very nice photo!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 9, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Emile Lessard
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2008/06/28 04:38:43
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash