Silhouetted against a dazzling backdrop of the Northern Lights, this diver appears frozen in time in the bitterly cold waters of the Arctic Circle. The stunning snap was taken by photographer George Karbus, who drilled through the 30cm ice and took an exceptionally cold plunge in order to get the perfect shot.
“Any experience that tests your limits always makes you feel alive. Getting pushed to the brink of what I feel is possible with my work makes me feel larger than life while at the same time humbling me… [and that’s when you realize] it’s all worth it.” | This Is What It's Like To Surf The Freezing Waters Of Iceland
However there are parts of Iceland that remain almost primeval in their landscape. There are very few places in the world where you can find ice on the shores of a beach. | This Is What It's Like To Surf The Freezing Waters Of Iceland
In this photograph by George Silk, 14-year-old diver Kathy Flicker’s perfect 10-point entry into the waters of a pool at Princeton University’s Dillion Gym. Silk lowered the water level and set up a half-dozen flash units to get this shot~LIFE Magazine~♛