This image of an iceberg filled with penguins was taken aboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer in the Drake Passage in the south Atlantic Ocean. The ship is a first-rate platform for global change studies, including biological, oceanographic, geological and geophysical components. It can operate safely year-round in Antarctic waters that often are stormy or covered with sea ice. The ship is named the Nathaniel B. Palmer to commemorate the American credited with first seeing Antarctica.
Visit Website | Image credit: Photo by Dan Blackwood, Courtesy of Katie Pena (PolarTREC 2008/2009), Courtesy of ARCUS