Light of the Antarctic

In the Antarctic everything looks up close. Mountains many kilometres away can be seen with such clarity it’s as if they’re within a stone’s throw, so clear is the polar air.Antarctic light is unencumbered by particles of dust and pollution. Everything has a just-washed look; that post-storm sharpness sometimes experienced in more temperate climes is year round here, and a confirmation of the air’s purity. Bouncing off the ice, through such clear sky and in all directions, the light is dazzling, sometimes even disorientating, but always revealing. Breathe deep and gaze out on some of the world’s most magnificent, pristine scenery, whichever direction you look. The light gives everything a divine, brilliant glow, and you’ll see things as they truly are, unwrapped and undiffused. It’s beautiful.

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