A photo museum in the Arctic has revealed the most stunning images ever taken by a human eye, including the largest iceberg ever seen in the region.
The Antarctic Peninsula, located between Antarctica and the Ross Sea, has been known as one of the most challenging landscapes in the world.
But scientists say it has been the most inaccessible for many years.
“The peninsula has been relatively unexplored for many, many years,” says Tim Moulds, who is leading the research project at the museum.
The research project is led by the Smithsonian Institution, which has been running the museum since 2012.
The researchers wanted to see how far away from the island they could be to get some of the best images.
“It’s really important to understand how much of the island is exposed to the elements, because in the end, that’s how we get the best quality images,” says Mould.
Mould and his colleagues have been photographing the island since December 2016. “
We knew we would be very far from the mainland, and so we were very happy with our work here.”
Mould and his colleagues have been photographing the island since December 2016.
“At first we were just taking the best shots, but as we got further away from it, it became more and more difficult to do that,” he says.
Mould is one of a number of researchers who have been using the satellite-based Polaris to observe the peninsula since 2013. “
So we started thinking, ‘What would happen if we were to actually photograph it from above?'”
Mould is one of a number of researchers who have been using the satellite-based Polaris to observe the peninsula since 2013.
“There’s a lot going on here, there’s a great variety of icebergs and the most beautiful, beautiful, spectacular icebergs you’ve ever seen,” he explains.
Mould says he has noticed the peninsula’s glaciers are disappearing and it is becoming increasingly difficult to access them.
“A lot of these glaciers, particularly the largest, have been on the Antarctic Peninsula for a long time,” he said.
“They’re there for a lot longer than the people who are currently working on the island.”
Mellow ice This summer, researchers in the US and Antarctica made a breakthrough when they managed to capture images of a massive iceberg that had been moving west-northwest for more than three years.
The iceberg had been travelling at nearly 13 metres per second for about five months.
This was “one of the fastest moving icebergs ever seen” in the Antarctic, says Dr Joanna Eichelberger of the US Geological Survey (USGS).
“It was travelling at an average speed of 20 kilometres per hour, so it was very fast moving, very fast, very, really, very dangerous,” she says.
The scientists have also managed to photograph the largest ice floes on the continent, a large ice floe known as Mellow Iceberg, about 3.5 kilometres off the coast of New Zealand.
“This is a very dangerous area,” says Eicelberger.
“You can see what it is doing, and you can’t tell how big it is because it’s so thin, but the ice is so thick that you can see it clearly.”
It was discovered in 2010, and was photographed by Dr Joannes Schleicher, who had a team of scientists travelling to the site of the iceberg.
“I’m looking at this, and it’s a really beautiful image,” she said, as she stood in the water.
The scientists were able to film the ice flume from above. “
But what you see in this image is something else entirely.”
The scientists were able to film the ice flume from above.
“Now we’re starting to see this giant iceberg coming back down,” says Schleisberger.
This is the second time the researchers have been able to take images of large ice sheets on the Peninsula.
“When we first came down here in 2013, we had this really nice image of the Antarctic Ice Sheet,” says Dr Eicilberger.
The ice sheet is about 200 kilometres wide and is made of a mix of ice, rock and snow.
It covers an area about the size of Belgium.
“Then in 2014, we actually started to get really good images of this ice sheet,” she adds.
“After that we started seeing more of it.
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From the satellite image we can see that it is about 50 kilometres wide.”
Moles are the smallest, densest and oldest of the glaciers on the Antarctica Peninsula, and they are also