Photo of the Day

an ecologist igniting a methane bubble
March 16, 2013

Methane Ignition, Alaska

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Methane is bubbling from lakes all over the warming Arctic. Here ecologist Katey Walter Anthony (at right) ignites a large bubble that was trapped by the fall freeze—then freed by an ice pick.

See more pictures from the December 2012 feature story "Good Gas, Bad Gas."

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Photograph by Mark Thiessen, National Geographic

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