Passengers aboard a Russian research vessel (the M.V. Akademik Shokalskiy) were unexpectedly barricaded by ice off the east coast of Antarctica a couple of weeks ago. Their story became international news. Despite being in the middle of nowhere, many of them continued to have contact with the rest of the world via social media. Additionally, throughout the ordeal,…Continue
Added by Pinar on January 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old exploration hut.
The negatives are believed to be from…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on December 30, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
The world is filled with anomalies and pareidolia (i.e. inexplicable phenomenons) but how would you react if you were sailing along Antarctica and came across an iceberg that looked like a grumpy old man? Redditor strummingmusic came face-to-face with this unusual situation and had to photograph the…