Polar

This board contains images from the polar regions - plants, animals, icebergs, and more!
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a fish that is floating in the water with it's head turned upside down
EarthSky | Antarctic icefish have translucent bodies and blood
An icefish off the coast of Antarctica. Its body and blood is translucent. This image has been identified as one of the best pictures on Wikipedia. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons
an iceberg in the water with snow on it
Multimedia Gallery - Natural arch in Glacier | NSF
A natural arch in a glacier at Norsel Point, Anvers Island, Antarctica.
ice floes floating in the ocean on an overcast day
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Sea Ice Off Arctic Refuge Coastal Plain
a man wearing scuba gear and holding up a jellyfish in the water with his thumb up
Antarctica Photo Library
Dug Coons, research diver, reaches out to a jelly fish while diving in McMurdo Sound. The salt water remains at -1.5 degrees C, which minimizes the length of time divers can remain under the sea ice to about 40 minutes.
Diplasterias burcei, or star fish, can be found throughout the waters near Antarctica. This photo was taken under 5 meters of sea ice in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Fish, Animals, Star Fish, Fish Pet, Sound
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Diplasterias burcei, or star fish, can be found throughout the waters near Antarctica. This photo was taken under 5 meters of sea ice in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.
a man is standing on an ice floet looking at a whale in the water
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A killer whale swims toward Wayne Perryman, who is standing on a piece of ice in McMurdo Sound. Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Southwest Fisheries Science Center are studying the whales to determine if there are three separate species of Antarctic killer whales. The Antarctic Conservation Act (Public Law 95-541) formalizes U.S. adherence to all Antarctic Treaty conservation rules. Participants must obtain a permit to go into specially protected areas
an orca in the water with its head sticking out of it's mouth
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An Orca whale in the Ross Sea.
four dolphins are swimming in the water together
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Four killer whales swim in McMurdo Sound. Researchers from NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center are studying the whales to determine if there are three separate species of Antarctic killer whales. They took aerial photos of the whales, such as this one taken in January 2005, as part of their work.
the bird is flying low over the snow covered hill side area in front of it
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A giant petrel in flight near Palmer Station, Anvers Island, Antarctica. Giant petrels are scavengers that feed on carrion, but also fish for krill and squid. Their wingspan can reach 205 cm (81 inches).
an orange and white jellyfish floating in the water with sun shining on it's back
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This jellyfish photo was taken just offshore of McMurdo Station, Ross Island.
two sea lions with their mouths open on the beach
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The southern elephant seal is the largest seal in the world. Males will reach 4.5 meters (14.5 feet) and females will reach 2.8 meters (11 feet) in length.
a seagull sitting on the ground in front of some tall grass and weeds
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The royal albatross breeds on remote islands around New Zealand. This photo was taken on Campbell Island
penguins are standing in front of a large ship
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Gentoo penguins watch the Research Vessel LAURENCE M. GOULD near Petermann Island. The GOULD is one of two research vessels operated by the National Science Foundation.
a humpback whale in the water with its mouth open and it's nose out
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A humpback whale near Palmer Station.