MOVIE: Out in the cold

Today in the Netherlands the temperatures are soaring high. Maybe the all-time record of 38.6ºC will be broken, either today or tomorrow. Or on both days, perhaps we’ll even hit the 40ºC in the southern parts of the country.20170815_Arjen_Drost_49811.jpg

For me, these temperatures are way too high. My comfort zone is between -20ºC and +20ºC, and it’s a lot easier to adapt to colder temperatures as it is to warmer. I always say that I can continue putting on clothes for quite a while, while it gets indecent when I take too much off.

On days like this, it’s nice to dive into old pictures from the Polar regions to cool down a little. And as it’s time again for our weekly Moment of Magic, I decided to give you something to look at as well, to let you also go Out in the Cold.

[edit]: it’s official now: the hottest temperature on record in the Netherlands is nog 38,8ºC (at 15:00). And tomorrow is predicted to be even hotter.

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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