The Final Frontier

This morning I was thrilled because we had scheduled a day of photographing from a helicopter, and we all rushed to wolf down our breakfast and get our gear ready.  But as often happens the further you are from a clock, we didn't actually get airborne until 12:30!  Whatever the reason, it absolutely didn't matter at all because even the first few minutes took my breath away.  

I felt as if I were seeing the final frontier on our planet.  Fjords, mountains, glaciers and not one village.  We saw barren cold landscape that had a singular beauty all its own.  A beauty marked by patterns of ice and rock centuries old.  It was almost too much to even photograph.  You are so taken over with the experience that you can't even think to lift your camera.  It is something that is rare on our planet and deserves our complete attention.