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Sheldon Glacier retreats

slow pan from calm water level of towering Sheldon Glacier wall, behind the glacier towers Adelaide Island mountains

The spires and peaks of the Sheldon Glacier, Adelaide Island, where it meets the ocean off the Antarctic Peninsula. Glaciers in this region are retreating fast and scientists are studying the resulting contribution to global sea-level rise.

On thin ice

View forward from the bridge of a research ship James Clark Ross as it smashes its way through thick pack ice.

Royal Research Ship James Clark Ross smashes its way through thick pack ice in the Weddell Sea on its way to study sea ice in the region.

Emperor penguins

wide view shot of Emperor penguins (approx 400), mostly standing some laying down

Emperor penguins are the biggest of all the penguins and breed in large colonies on the sea ice around Antarctica.