A person stands underneath a natural arch in a glacier at Norsel Point, Anvers Island, Antarctica on July 30, 2006.

Scenes from Antarctica

Ice Arch Credit: Glenn Grant, National Science Foundation A natural glacial arch at Norsel Point on Anvers Island, Antarctica.

Two United States Antarctic Program participants conducting a glacier search and rescue (GSAR) drill on top of Detrich Island, near Palmer Station, Anvers Island, Antarctica, on April 11, 2016.

A Photo Trip to Antarctica

Two United States Antarctic Program participants conducting a glacier search and rescue (GSAR) drill on top of Detrich Island, near Palmer Station, Anvers Island, Antarctica, on April 11, 2016.

Gentoo Penguin on Anvers Island, Antarctica Photographic Print by Paul Souders at AllPosters.com

Gentoo Penguin on Anvers Island, Antarctica

Gentoo Penguin on Anvers Island, Antarctica Photographic Print by Paul Souders at AllPosters.com

Young chinstrap penguins rest on an iceberg near Anvers Island, Antarctica.

Polar Obsession Photos, Arctic Pictures, Animals and Landscapes -- National Geographic

Grounded Iceberg, Arthur Harbor, Anvers Island, Antarctica - 20x200

Grounded Iceberg, Arthur Harbor, Anvers Island, Antarctica

Grounded Iceberg, Arthur Harbor, Anvers Island, Antarctica by Stuart Klipper

When hell freezes over.  Snowball Earth.  Google it.Antarcticaanversiskenkeenannsfs_a28_tpalmer1

The moon setting behind Bonaparte Point, Anvers Island on September (National Science Foundation/Ken Keenan)

Anvers Island and its cloud-covered Mount Francais. Antarctica’s ice sheet makes up 97.5 percent of the continent. If it melts, the level of the world’s oceans would rise by an estimated 200 feet.

Photos: Antarctica's Glaciers, Icebergs, and Penguins

Antarctica Photographer Sebastião Salgado portrayed Antartica in stark black and white in our recent feature "The Last Wild Place".

Close up of humpback whale feeding, showing its baleen plates and extended throat pleats, Anvers Island

Life as a whale: a humpback's view of the Antarctic – in pictures

Close up of humpback whale feeding, showing its baleen plates and extended throat pleats, Anvers Island

While not an Ice Breaker, the National Geographic Explorer is capable of slicing its way through sea ice that's up to about 2-3 feet thick.  This movie was taken within the beautiful Lemaire Channel of  Anvers Island, Antarctica and gives you a feel of what it looks like looking down off the bow of the boat while cutting some thin sea ice.

Breaking Ice aboard the National Geographic Explorer in the Lemaire Channel, Anvers Island, Antarctica on Vimeo

Antarctica: The sun sets at Palmer Station, Anvers Island, near the Antarctic Peninsula.

The sun sets at Palmer Station, Anvers Island, near the Antarctic Peninsula. -- pinned using BrowserBliss

The Gerlache Strait separating the Palmer Archipelago from the Antarctic Peninsular off Anvers Island

The incredible 'bendy bicycle': British designer, 21, invents a bike you can FOLD around a lamp post

Global warming computer models confounded as Antarctic sea ice hits new record high with square miles more than is usual for time of year

Antarctica Anvers Island Silhouette of Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) standing at dusk in rookery near Port Lockroy Canvas Art - Paul Souders Design Pics (38 x 24)

Antarctica Anvers Island Silhouette of Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) standing at dusk in rookery near Port Lockroy Canvas Art - Paul Souders Design Pics (38 x 24)

Antarctica Anvers Island Silhouette of Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) standing at dusk in rookery near Port Lockroy Canvas Art - Paul Souders Design Pics x

The fluke of a humpback whale emerges as it begins a foraging dive, Anvers Island

Life as a whale: a humpback's view of the Antarctic – in pictures

The fluke of a humpback whale emerges as it begins a foraging dive, Anvers Island

Antarctica travel destination,Anvers Island or Isla Amberes is a high, mountainous island 61 km (38 miles) long, the largest in the Palmer Archipelago of Antarctica. It was discovered in 1832 by John Biscoe and named in 1898 by Adrien de Gerlache, who ran the Belgian Antarctic Expedition. The Palmer Station on Anvers Island is one of three research stations in Antarctica operated by the United States Antarctic Program.

Anvers Island or Isla Amberes is a high, mountainous island 61 km miles) long, the largest in the Palmer Archipelago of Antarctica.

A residence designed by Piet Boon on the island of Bonaire in the Dutch Antilles.

10 Questions With... Piet Boon

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