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I took this photo on the way back from Antarctica. We stayed up essentially all night on one of the most perfect days with clear blue skies and the blazing (but chilly) Antarctic sun. The “sunset” was at around 2am and by that I mean the sun dipped briefly below the horizon for a couple of hours but it never got dark!

The amazing thing was, since sunset was after midnight and so short, you had great light for hours instead of the usual few minutes you get elsewhere on the planet. This meant hours of shooting for me and the rest of the people on the ship.

After a short nap, I woke up to sights of this sunrise. Looks like the kestrel beat me to it as it circled the ship in search of fish. The golden sunlight glowing upon the dark turquoise waters make me want to go back and experience the magic all over again!