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Ode to An Iceberg was filmed in Whale Bay, on the Western side of the Antarctic peninsula, where icebergs calved from a nearby glacier are carried on wind and water to their final resting place. Since the bay is shallow, the icebergs scrape against the sea floor and become "grounded", meaning they remain there until they have completely melted - a slow process that can take years. Bays that enclose grounded icebergs like these are called "iceberg graveyards," capturing the eerie solemnity of the sight. Over time, the wind and water, like artists’ hands, sculpt the icebergs into unimaginable shapes. Please enjoy a trip around one.