Glacial Stare

David McMahon

Melbourne, Australia

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This aerial shot of the heart-shaped confluence of glacial flows was taken above the Kaskawulsh Glacier in the Kluane National Park area of the Yukon, Canada.

It was shot on 31 August 2008 while I was a passenger aboard an Icefields Discovery Flight with Andy Williams in the pilot’s seat.

I only had a few seconds to take this view as I was shooting towards the light, but I composed the shot carefully to compensate for glare.

I was using two cameras, a Pentax K100D with my 18-125mm lens and a Pentax K200D with my 70-300mm lens. This was taken with the K100D, through the cockpit perspex.

This unusual aspect is the result of some great flying by a very experienced pilot, because the focal length was a mere 34mm.

The shot has not been cropped or post-edited in any way. F5.6, 1/2000 sec, ISO 200, focal length 34mm.

Featured in MADE BY NATURE group, May 2009.

Featured in AT THE EDGE group, June 2009.

Featured in VANISHING POINTS, August 2009.

Featured in FROM THE COCKPIT, December 2009.

Featured in SKY HIGH, March 2010.

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