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Cold to the Core
Photograph by Paul Nicklen

Ice cores provide a slice of life for scientists interested in Arctic organisms. Rolf Gradinger and Bodil Bluhm of the University of Alaska Fairbanks examine one such sample drilled out from the multiyear ice. Color in the core would suggest sediment and microscopic plants, but the scientists found little of either, suggesting what they expected: low food production in the summer months in high-northern region.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 1V
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: Canon 14mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/16
Weather Conditions: Slightly overcast
Time of Day: 4 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Flash fill


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