Derek Nielsen Photography

Frozen motion



Antarctica 2020

A handful of images crossed my imagination preparing for my first trip to the frozen landscapes of Antarctica. I wanted to capture a bird or group of birds flying with the thick blue ice as a backdrop. It turned out to be one of the more challenging shots of the trip. The birds were as unpredictable as wildlife can be. I seemed to never be in the right place at the right time with the right lens. Then it happened. I was patiently waiting in my kayak for our morning group to be loaded back on the ship next to a huge glacier making its way down the mountain. A colony of cormorants nearby had been making passes around the area feeding. I tracked one as it skimmed the water close to the glacier. Looking back through editing I fell in love with this image and the little splashes of water from the cormorant’s wings clipping the water.

Limited edition fine art print of 100

Photo © copyright by Derek Nielsen


Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 32 × 48 in
Print Edition

Artist Proof, Limited Edition Print

Print Finish

Framed Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic, Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic

Print Size

20×36, 26.5×48, 33×60