Crabhunter seals hijack Frozen Mobile Home.

Frozen Mobile Home:
Category Winner and Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020.
Massive and mysterious habitats, icebergs are dynamic kingdoms that support marine life.
As they swing and rotate slowly through polar currents, icebergs fertilize the oceans by carrying nutrients from land that spark blooms of phytoplankton, fundamental to the carbon cycle.
During an expedition in the Antarctic Peninsula with filmmaker Florian Fischer and free diver Guillaume Néry, we explored and documented the hidden face of this iceberg where crabeater seals have taken up residence among icebergs that drift at the whim of polar currents.
Image Credit: Photograph by © Greg Lecoeur / UPY2020
Source: Winners of the 2020 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest – The Atlantic

Frozen in Ice, Maxwell Bay.

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Mar Sem Fim (“Endless Sea” in English) is a Brazilian yacht that was shipwrecked, sunk and subsequently got frozen in ice in Maxwell Bay of Ardley Cove, Antarctica, about 1,200 kilometres south of the tip of South America, in April 7th, 2012.
The yacht that belonged to the famed Brazilian journalist and entrepreneur João Lara Mesquita, was manned by four crew who were filming a documentary off the Antarctic coast when the boat capsized.
Strong winds in excess of 100-kilometer per hour had tossed the boat from one side to the other “like a bucking bronco in a rodeo,” according to one crew member.
With their vessel trapped in ice, the crew radioed for help and was received by the Chilean navy in the base in Bahia Fildes, in Antarctica.
All four researchers were eventually rescued but bad weather delayed the process by two days.
João Lara Mesquita, who was also in the yacht, wrote in his blog:
“Then, with strong winds and high waves, the boat Frei came to us. Our evacuation was epic.
Waves of more than 1.5 meters and winds over 40 knots made the boat jump from one side to another, like a bucking bronco. When it got close, each of us … threw ourselves into the arms of three Chilean crew members. Fortunately all went safely.”
via Amusing Planet – Amazing Places, Wonderful People, Weird Stuff.

Penitent Penguins arrive early for Church.

In a photo titled “Mom, do we always have to be the first ones at church?” three king penguins approach the only church on South Georgia Island, near Antarctica, appearing to be headed for services.
Image Credit: Photograph by Carl Henry/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards/Barcroft Images
See more great Images via Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards Are Back : The Two-Way : NPR

Ship Passengers observe Winter Auroras.

Passengers aboard the National Science Foundation research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer observe auroras in the winter sky.
The ship was in the Ross Sea on a winter cruise on 20 May, 2017.
Image Credit: National Science Foundation. Photograph by Ben Adkison Photography

Aurora over Mawson Station.

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“Aurora Over Mawson Station”
See more images via Antarctic photographic exhibition “The Fortress” – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Cavern, Adelie Land, c.1913.

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Photograph: On the Frozen Sea in a Cavern Eaten Out by the Waves Under the Coastal Ice-cliffs, Adelie Land, Australian Antarctic Expedition c.1913
by Frank Hurley.
In 1911, Australian explorer Douglas Mawson left Sydney on a three-year Antarctic expedition.
On board was Australian photographer Frank Hurley.
Here, along the shore of Antarctica’s Adelie Land, Hurley captures a long cave hollowed out by waves.
Source: Gallery: The underground Australia

King Penguins on the Move.

Antarctic photographic exhibition – Macquarie Island
“King Penguins Leaving The Station At Macquarie Island”
Image Credit: Photograph Supplied:by Barend Becker.
Source: Antarctic photographic exhibition – Macquarie Island 2 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Penguin Jump, Brown Bluff.

Image Credit: Photograph by Ralph Lee Hopkins/National Geographic
An Adelie penguin, (Pygoscelis adeliae), caught in mid-air jumping onto an iceberg in Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica.
See more images via 15 of National Geographic’s most iconic photographs | MNN – Mother Nature Network

‘Iceberg Graveyard’ by Josselin Cornou.

Image Credit: ‘Tabular iceberg” Photograph by Josselin Cornou, France, Shortlist, Open, Nature (Photo: 2017 Sony World Photography Awards)
“On our way to the 66 parallel south — in Antarctica — we discovered a recent iceberg graveyard,” explains French photographer Josselin Cornou.
“A massive part (as large as a U.S. state) of the ice shelf broke down a few years ago due to global warming, displaying a splendid but scary visual
Those icebergs are about 100 feet tall from the sea level, transporting big amount of fresh water, waiting to be dissolved in the ocean.
The scene was magnificent, but also incredibly scary.”
Source: 12 breathtaking images from the Sony World Photography Awards | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Trinity Church, King George Island.

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Photo: James L. Boka on Wikipedia)
This strange little church, perched on the black sands of King George Island, looks like something out of Harry Potter, but is actually the southernmost Orthodox Christian church in the world.
It was built by the Russians in the 1990s to minister to their permanent settlement in Antarctica, Bellingshausen Station.
Manned by a couple of volunteer priests at all times, the chapel also serves a number of other international bases in the area.
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Unlike most of the squat, unadorned buildings in Antarctica, the church brings a warm dose of old world flare to the island, and seems almost miraculous amongst the harsh surrounds.
via Chill Out at These 9 Antarctic Outposts | Atlas Obscura.