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Welcome to the NSIDC Photo & Image Gallery

Explore the Earth's frozen places in this collection of photographs and images from the NSIDC archives.

Browse through photographs from field research trips, see images captured by satellites of the changing cryosphere, and download photos and images.

Aerial shot of antarctic sea ice and research vessel Aurora Australis

The Norwegian-U.S. Traverse of East Antarctica traveled across the East Antarctic Ice Sheet to study climate and snow. Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC.

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Sea ice north of Greenland. Photo Credit: Courtesy Andy Mahoney, NSIDC.

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This in-flight photo from the IceTrek expedition shows the edge of the Larsen B Ice Shelf. The surface is melted, and ice flows off the edge like a waterfall. Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC.

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