16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Luna's Icy Throne
It absolutely amazes me how sometimes you can just be in the right place at the right time. I had no idea that on the single evening in Greenland that we would decide to rent a private charter out to sea to photograph the colossal icebergs, it would fall on July 27th. This day happened to coincide with the longest lunar eclipse of the century. It was to our surprise that, shortly after the sun dipped below the horizon, the blood red moon peered at us atop this smooth rippling iceberg, as if discovering a perfect seat to perch upon. Miles from civilization, in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, the queen of the red sky sits on her icy throne...and she is mesmerizing in her beauty. What an extraordinarily lucky experience for me to have for my first time shooting her.
© Ryan Newburn.
All rights reserved.
||Aug. 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.