October 18, 2009

Icebreaker, Antarctic

Photograph by Charles Swithinbank

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

U.S.S. Atka stands off Crater Hill on McMurdo Sound in mid-March; she kept channels open for evacuation of the last summer residents.


From the National Geographic book National Geographic Image Collection.

2 comments
Phyllis Speed
Phyllis Speed

Such a neat photo, but it looks so freezing there.

Alan Bacanskas
Alan Bacanskas

Brings back memories of DeepFreeze 1963-1964. Spent 8 months on this "boat" flying the helicopters.

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