Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Antarctic

(Sapporo Snow Festival - February 2007)

According to the continental drift theory, the supercontinent Pangaea began to break up about 225-200 million years ago, fragmenting into several pieces that eventually became the current continents. Today, Antarctica is the least affected continent on earth by the environmental destruction and pollution, and preserves important scientific evidence concerning the history of earth. Here you can see the Japanese Antarctic expedition ship Soya on the left and the Sakhalin Huskies Taro and Jiro in the center along with a whale, penguins and seals. This large snow sculpture dynamically expresses the strength of the creatures living in the harsh environment of Antarctica, and reminds us of the preciousness of nature in the region.

*Blurb from the Snow Festival website.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's just unbelievably beautiful. Thanks for sharing this and so many other lovely pics.


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