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Ship to Shore
Photograph by Paul Nicklen

Dropped off by the Canadian icebreaker Louis S. St.-Laurent, scientists working in the Arctic's Canada Basin take their first steps on a giant floe of "multiyear ice"—thick ice that survives summertime melting year after year. During a three-week mission aboard the Louis, the team collected data on the physical, chemical, and biological makeup of the frozen sea, the water column, and the basin's muddy floor.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 1V
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: Canon 16-35mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/11
Weather Conditions: Slightly overcast
Time of Day: 8 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Ambient light


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