Imagine taking a ship over dangerous seas, then arriving at one of the most desolate places on the planet. When you arrive, all you see is nature's beauty. Explorers shared their stories.
Dr. Peg Rees, Vice Provost for Educational Outreach at UNLV
Sharon Schafer, wildlife photographer and former field biologist
Jacqueline Jaeger, Learning Strategist for Science, Rose Warren Elementary
Photos by Sharon K. Schafer, Wildlife Art
"Everywhere you look there's somethng beautiful, and something new, and something you’re not expecting. I like the surprise of the place and I love the intensity of the beauty of the place." - Sharon Schafer
"The plane lands on the sea ice. You step off and you're in a new world." - Rose Rees
“It’s bright – there’s colors in the ice, and reflected off the ice and snow, that are like none other.” - Rees
“We were in the midst of penguins all the time. Thousands and thousands of penguins.” – Rees
"They were so close that one of the gentleman said to me 'I will never forget the smell of whale breath.'” - Rees
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