A 160 square-mile chunk of Antarctica just crumbled into the Southern Ocean, and because scientists noticed the collapse in progress, they were able to photograph it.
One satellite caught the break beginning, and then others were positioned to also capture the event on film (er, rather, on digital sensors). Researchers also got a plane into the air to photograph and videotape the break.
Alan Boyle, MSNBC.com's science editor, has written an interesting article about ghost photography. The article is pretty even-handed, exploring the opinions of those who believe and disbelieve that paranormal figures can be captured by photography.
I haven't been blogging much this month because I've been busy working on two big projects.
One is a book, and the other is a major update to the navigation of this website. Now all of the photo pages include keywords that link to galleries of similar-themed photos. Also, the menu at the left of each page is now a double fly-out that links to each of the 85 sub-galleries on the site.
I'm also prepping about 60 new images to add to the Photo Galleries within the next few weeks. Stay tuned.
Though I keep forgetting to mention it here, as planned, I did shoot the lunar eclipse last week. I don't know if I'll be posting any of it on this website, but I'll be sure to mention it here if I do.
The photo was made by Elizabeth Cecere while we were shooting together this winter at Silver Sands State Park in southern Connecticut. The portrait is my favorite of any "working" photo that's been made of me.