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Iceberg Factory
Photograph by Peter Essick

The Marr Ice Piedmont, a glacier that ends near Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula, crumbles into the sea. Elsewhere on the peninsula, a section of ice shelf larger than the state of Rhode Island broke apart in early 2002. The suspected culprit for such events? Climate warming, which has hit hardest in some of Earth's coldest climes. Average winter temperatures on the Antarctic Peninsula have risen nearly 9°F (5°C) since 1950.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 1V
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 16-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/8 @ f/11
Weather Conditions: Cloudy
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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