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478 viewsTerry Haran enjoys the balmy weather on the Antarctic Peninsula
478 viewsAlong the Antarctic Remote Ice Sensing Experiment (ARISE), the team came across some native Antarctic wildlife; pictured here are three emperor penguins.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
468 viewsThis aerial view looks down on Scar Inlet, on the Melville Coast in Antarctica
468 viewsAs the Aurora Australis passes by an iceberg, the crew aboard take video footage and photographs to remember this particular moment
Photo Credit: NSIDC Courtesy Andi Pfaffling
463 viewsAn airborne view of the Aurora Australis, surrounded by sea ice, specifically overlapping nila.
Photo Credit: NSIDC Courtesy Alice O'Connor
458 viewsOne of several aerial shots taken on the day of the 17th of October from the AS350 Squirrel, specifically a distinctive fracture line through a sheet of sea ice.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
456 viewsSteep mountains rise out of the ice sheet in Graham Land, Antarctica.
456 viewsResearchers fly over Crane Glacier to look for an area to set up their instruments and an Extreme Ice Survey camera, during the 2013 LARISSA expedition. The Larsen Ice Shelf System, Antarctica (LARISSA) Project is a large, interdisciplinary, multi-institute study to explore every aspect of the deteriorating Larsen Ice Shelf region in Antarctica. Participating researchers set up instruments on the glaciers that feed into the remaining portion of the Larsen ice shelf. As changes occur on the ice, the stations will record it in data and pictures. (Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC) Read the expedition blog on
453 viewsAn aerial view of a gathering of Adelie penguins fleeing from the helicopter above them.
Photo Credit: NSIDC Courtesy Anthony Petty
452 viewsOne of several aerial shots taken on the day of the 1st of October from the AS350 Squirrel.
Photo Credit: NSIDC Courtesy Rachel Marsh
451 viewsTwo members of the LARISSA team film an ice fracture in Antarctica
449 viewsThis photo was taken from the LARISSA ship in Flandres Bay, Antarctica
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