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As we anxiously await the first batch of photos from our current Live from Antarctica 2 team, we thought we'd start you off with a few images from our first Antarctic field trip, LFA1, as well as a few courtesy of NSF and Ann Hawthorne of NSF. Click on the thumbnail image to see a full-size version.

Check back frequently -- we'll be expanding the photo gallery as we receive more materials!

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Cameraman Brian Igelman taping Emperor penguins on the sea-ice near McMurdo, during the first Live from Antarctica electronic field trip.

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Project Director Geoff Haines-Stiles atop one of the University of Chicago's astronomical observatories at the South Pole: yes, this day was unusually warm... and he put his bright red NSF parka back on just a second later!

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Geoff Haines-Stiles outside Shackleton's hut, at Cape Royds, one of the protected historic sites from the "Heroic Age" of Antarctic exploration.

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Brian Igelman at work on the "ice-edge" with a science team sampling algae: when you focus the camera on the horizon, you realize the entire ice sheet on which you're standing is gently bouncing up and down!

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Adelie penguin colony, like that to be seen in LFA2's second program. (NSF)

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An Elephant seal. (NSF)

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Antarctica from space. (NSF)

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Krill, in close-up! (NSF)

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Satellites can also image plankton in the seas around Antarctica. (NSF)

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Area of United States compared to that of Antarctica. (NSF)

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The Antarctic ozone hole, as seen by Earth-orbiting satellites. (NSF)

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Palmer Station, with the R/V Polar Duke alongside the dock. (Ann Hawthorne)

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The Antarctic Peninsula is the only place in Antarctica where grasses and certain other plants can survive on the surface. (Ann Hawthorne)

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Measuring the beak of an Adelie penguin, as part of a multi-year study of breeding habits of chick survival.(Ann Hawthorne)

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An Adelie, with its distinctive circle-pattern around its eye. (Ann Hawthorn)

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"Up close and personal" with a penguin: the researchers' contacts with all the wild creatures is strictly regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act. (Ann Hawthorne)

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Tossing and turning across the Drake Passage, some of the roughest seas on Earth. (Ann Hawthorne)

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Readying a Zodiac inflatable, for research trips out to the islands surrounding Palmer: there's a 2-mile boating safety limit. (Ann Hawthorne)

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Studying the plant life around Palmer. (Ann Hawthorne)

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Aboard a Zodiac, carefully sampling sea and wildlife. (Ann Hawthorne)

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Sending ocean-sampling instruments overboard from the R/V Polar Duke, on an especially beautiful day. (Ann Hawthorne)



Please note that all Ann Hawthorne images are © 1996 Ann Hawthorne
and may not be downloaded or reproduced with out permission.
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