Kani many congratulations! Beside the rocks there is a wonderful view of the Baltic sea. At which time you made the shoot?
I'm surprised they are rocks instead of some enormous animals lying there... a great shot in general and look at the pinkie lovely skyline! :)
A delicate pink sky, a blue and white horizon,and the ice covered rocks in the foreground, well its just an awesome shot. Much more than unusual, and hard for me to believe that its a beach! Terrific photography, so thank you. j.e.s.
When I first glanced at this, I thought I was looking at dead polar bears on floating icebergs. I felt sad and looked for the description. Amazing what the mind can come up with? LOL! Beautiful picture of the icy rocks.
I appreciate your effort of capturing this beautiful and rare shot with twilight background using long exposure, a lower viewpoint and a zoom lens despite the freezing cold. Though we had the same kind of happiness which you enjoyed when you happened to see a rare kind of wonderful scenery, we never face any physical effort on this. Thanks to you for posting a wonderful shot and thanks to National Geographic for paving way to this great opportunity!
Amazing shot of what looks like it could be pastries of various kinds decorated with powdered sugar and icing. Fascinating!
The composition and long exposure doing the trick to turn this into a very interesting and good photo. Thanks for sharing.
The rocks with the crown of ice is an example of how nature adorns itself to express the beauty and creativity supposed to be owned only by humans.
This is great. The photographer's instinct to frame the image with a clean non-distracting background really puts the viewer's focus where it needs to be, and the long exposure really helps give the water a very smooth mist-like look. Congrats to the photographer for a wonderful image.
Fascinating. The farther one looks like a sleeping floppy eared hare; the nearer rock looks like the back end and right side of another.
@Antonio Falivene thank you Antonio, that was about 16:00 I think...
@Connie Kingrey I thought the same exact thing. The photo really gets your imagination working.
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