Photo of the Day

Icebreaker ship
October 18, 2009

Icebreaker, Antarctic

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.

Photograph by Charles Swithinbank

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