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a flat mass of ice (smaller than an ice field) floating at sea


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It features what he considers one of the crowning glories of his career, capturing a pod of killer whales targeting sleeping Weddell seals on Antarctic ice floes before making waves to wash them off and hunt them down in the water.
When the rescue operation began, some of those stranded were just 300 metres form the shore but the ice floe was moving so quickly that the gap had widened to about 2-and-a-half miles from the shore by the end of the operation.
Ice fishermen routinely get stranded on ice floes in Russia, especially in the spring as the temperatures rise.
The captain moored the ship in some pack ice near a solid ice floe.
Now, bows, ATVs, tree stands, and almost anything else you can think of hauling on your next hunting adventure can be stored in one of Floe International's many trailer models.
In not-so-short order, he experiences a moment of passion, witnesses the ritual humiliation of a passenger, prepares for possible battle with an enemy French boat, falls in love with a young woman aboard a ship that passes in the night and nearly faces down doom with an errant ice floe.
That night, in the midst of a gale, the Polaris was abruptly freed, marooning some 19 men, women and children on the floe.
You hit sixty-five, we ship you to the Aleutian Islands and place you on an ice floe with matches and a pointy stick.
In the spring, the ice floe breaks up and the men escape by lifeboat to Elephant Island, where Perce suffers from frostbite and must have part of his feet amputated.
Rather than combat the stress with yoga and its facial ill effects with dermabrasion, we here at Indications may opt for the approach said to taken by some Eskimos of the great frozen north: When they reach the age of 60 years, they jump on the next passing ice floe and kiss their stress goodbye.
Whether chugging through Central Europe on the Orient Express, marching around the ruins at Machu Picchu, or witnessing the birth of baby seals on a Canadian ice floe, Hanns Ebensten--the man who virtually invented the gay travel industry when he formed his "for men only" tour company in 1972--is more than a travel reporter At 81, Ebensten is a quixotic adventurer--planning, living, then fastidiously recording each of his sublime, spirited, and often salty expeditions.
Some of their works are so dramatic you wonder they survived to bring them home--few artists can have landed on an ice floe near a polar bear in order to paint it in its natural environment; or swum among sharks clutching paper and pens.
And so it is with Monet's paintings: Color accents, the quality of brushstrokes, the play of lights and darks as seen from dawn to dusk-all have become floe subjects of his paintings.