Awe-Inspiring Antarctica, Up Close

Photographer shows effects of climate change on a fragile part of the world.

Antarctica: A Call to Action

Antarctica
Photo: A seal in endangered Antarctica.
Photo: Sebastian Copeland in Antarctica.
Pic: Antarctica is at risk due to global warming.
Photo: Ice floe near Melchior Island, Antarctica.
Photo:  Antarctica has warmed by 4.5 degrees since 1945.
Photo: Old icebergs eventually get weathered by the elements.
Photo: Whales in Antarctica.
Photo: Antarctica.
Photo: Old icebergs eventually get weathered by the elements.
Old icebergs eventually get weathered by the elements. This accounts for round shapes seen in the foreground floe pictured here. Conversely, younger floes maintain the jagged look, representing the fracture of newer breaks illustrated by the one peaking in the background. The smooth surface in the very background is a glacier. The sun peaking through the stormy skies accounts for this surreal environment. Stormy weather, Melchior Island, Antarctica, February 2006. (Sebastian Copeland)
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