Natural wonders don’t get much more breathtaking than this. Located in Antarctica’s remote frozen regions, immense monoliths provide quite a spectacle. This is far from the beaten track and few get to see them in person. But scientists and adventurers have long marvelled at the remarkable monoliths that, whilst appearing to be impossible, are, in fact, commonplace at the frigid ends of the Earth.
Nasa scientists have long been documenting monoliths from afar, and photographs taken from the skies put things into perspective. But to get the full effect, the monoliths are best seen up close and personal. Sparkling beneath clear Antarctic skies, the ice appears blue. This is because the monoliths are so thick. Light cannot pass from one side to the other and, with red light filtered out naturally, what is reflected back is both blue and breathtaking. Impossible? Far from it. Eye-catching and unusual? There’s no doubt about it.