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Picture of a man in a red jacket steering a boat around Elephant Island in Antarctica
January 5, 2022

Antarctic Expedition

Wildlife artist Keith Shackleton steers a boat around Elephant Island, Antarctica. The island was famously a temporary home to Keith's distant relative, explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, after his ship was crushed by ice in 1916.
Photograph by Des & Jen Bartlett, Nat Geo Image Collection

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