January 3, 2015

Antarctic Ice

Photograph by Sam Crimmin, National Geographic Your Shot

Dwarfed by the immensity of Antarctica's ice, a Zodiac carries passengers through polar waters. Antarctica remains the planet's one uninhabited continent, free not just of people but also of terrestrial plants and land mammals. Ice sheets here can measure more than 2.5 miles thick, and give rise to the world's strongest winds.

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