Beacon Valley, Antarctica View larger

Picture information

Beacon Valley, Antarctica
Yann ARTHUS-BERTRAND

Art photography by Yann ARTHUS-BERTRAND, the bottom of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, one of the rare iceless places on the continent, is covered in polygonal patterns similar to those of a dried-up pond.

Data sheet
Orientation Landscape
Color Black

Beacon Valley, Antarctica

Yann ARTHUS-BERTRAND

Art photography by Yann ARTHUS-BERTRAND, the bottom of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, one of the rare iceless places on the continent, is covered in polygonal patterns similar to those of a dried-up pond.

Our formats
Formats

390,00 € tax incl.

Add to wishlist

Make a donation to the association for the environment

By acquiring this print you can contribute to real actions for the environment, by making a donation of 3% of the amount of your purchase to the GoodPlanet Foundation.
The GoodPlanet Foundation, chaired by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, seeks to raise public awareness of ecology, making it a central issue, and to promote living together.

100% Made in France

A recognized expertise, a search of permanent quality.

Printed by Atelier Yann Arthus-Bertrand
All prints are made to order, checked and signed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand himselg in his workshop located in the heart of Paris.
A certificate of authenticity comes with each photograph.

Framework: we selected Images Collées company. With several generations of framers, they works with National Museums, Art Galleries, Showrooms, ... his experericne is a reference for all professionals.

Loyalty points

By buying this product you can collect up to 290 loyalty points. Your cart will total 290 points that can be converted into a voucher of 58,00 €.


Share

Gift Card

Don't miss the opportunity to do the best present...

The whole Yann Arthus-Bertrand photos available with Hemisgalerie gift card.
Lets your guest choose the best image.

Amount from 50 €, create and download directly on our website, valid for one year including promotions.

The must to leave at the foot of the Christmas tree.

More info

The bottom of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, one of the rare iceless places on the continent, is covered in polygonal patterns similar to those of a dried-up pond. Extreme temperature variations from summer to winter, when a six-month night envelops the continent and makes temperatures drop by 90°F (32°C), cause ice buried in the ground to freeze and thaw, creating this strange mineral tapestry. The reason for these patterns has not been completely uncovered but their location has been clearly determined: they appear where the ground is permanently frozen, both in Antarctica and the Arctic. But planet Earth does not hold a monopoly on this type of design. The pictures of Mars delivered by the Mars Global Surveyor and the rovers Spirit and Opportunity are striking: patterns utterly similar to those of the Dry Valleys can be seen in the polar regions of the red planet. These are on a giant scale, however—the polygons on Mars are a few miles wide, those on Earth only 30 to 100 ft (9 to 30 m).

Product customization

After saving your customized product, remember to add it to your cart.

Text

loader

* required fields