Antarctica by Redeye

Yesterday we didn’t sleep much. We boarded our plane to Antarctica at 10 p.m., and by 4:20 in the morning we were standing on a carpet of sea ice. The sun was warm on my face, the sky was a spotless blue, and not many people needed their Big Red parkas. The temperature rose to 36 degrees.

We spent our day moving through a succession of large vehicles: a giant C-17 jet, a very large people-mover called Ivan the Terra-Bus, and finally onto our home for the next month, the great big Nathaniel B. Palmer icebreaker. Read on through the slideshow for the full story.

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About Hugh Powell

Hugh is a staff writer at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and is on special assignment with the Rutgers University Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences. He has previously written for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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