The slap of kayak paddles on water seemed so out of place. As I spun around to watch several of our kayaking compatriots glide by, paddles flashing in rhythm, I found myself understanding what was meant by Antarctic silence. It is simply the absence of human sounds – no engines, voices, horns, ringing tones, or clattering noise. We sat still for a while longer, watching the kayaks slip away. Off in the distance, I could see our ship. The serenity of the scene was unforgettable, and one that I tried to capture with my Antarctica art — Antarctic Silence. To see more options for purchasing this artwork, including framed canvas, framed art prints, notecards, smartphone cases and more, go to Michael’s Fine Art America website here.