(Photo Credit: LA Times)
Antarctica — Members of the British Antarctic Expedition, also known as Terra Nova, at the “Ice Cave.”
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
The aurora borealis and lights from the city of Point Hope shine above the Qajamaqtuuk feasting ground | image by Will Rose and Kajsa Sjšlander
I know you all have seen the intimidating shoebill gifs going around…it’s typical of them to look like that, by the way. Even the first time they were described, they were called “menacing”!
Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, Vol. IV. 1849.
In 2008, the photographer Scott Sternbach travelled to the world’s southern extreme to create “Antarctic Souls,” a project that focussed on the thirty-odd researchers, biologists, cooks, pilots, and boat captains who are involved in a federal project to study the effects of global warming on the region. Sternbach, who currently serves as the director of photography at LaGuardia Community College, has long dreamed of visiting the far north as well. He recently got his chance thanks to a grant from CUNY, which sent him to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, in Alaska, where he spent eight weeks photographing one of the state’s last living tribes, the Neetsaii Gwich’in.