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Antarctica

Spiral ice

Spiral ice

An Adele penguin stands awkwardly on spiral ice. The ice had been stranded on the shore of Paulet Island in the Weddell Sea. The island was supposed to be a jumping off point for photographer Tom Murphy's expedition this fall.

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Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy is well-known for his photography in Yellowstone National Park and has more recently branched out into photographing Antarctica.

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What to expect

What to expect

The top photo shows landscape and ice typical of what Tom Murphy and his fellow expeditioners would have seen along the Antarctic Peninsula. The fall expedition was canceled, however, for safety reasons.

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Saturday in Montana, the coldest place on earth?

Saturday in Montana, the coldest place on earth?

Montanans likely experienced some of the coldest temperatures on the planet, Saturday night.

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Livingston photographer plans monthlong trip to cold continent

Livingston photographer plans monthlong trip to cold continent

At an age when most people are considering retirement, 62-year-old Livingston photographer Tom Murphy is preparing to launch what may be the most ambitious wilderness expedition of his life.

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Big berg

Big berg

One of the big attractions of the Antarctic for Livingston photographer Tom Murphy is the different iceberg formations. He shot the photo of this berg in Neko Harbour on the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Penguins as far as the eye can see

Penguins as far as the eye can see

A colony of king penguins at Salsbury Plain on South Georgia Island spreads across the landscape. The brown ones are chicks.

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Fierce look

Fierce look

A rock hopper penguin may look fierce, but it stands only about 20 inches tall, one of the smallest penguins in the world.

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Going for a swim

Going for a swim

Although awkward on land, penguins are amazingly graceful in the water. Here, a gentoo penguin jumps off a rock for a swim.

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Sunrise scene

Sunrise scene

Gold Harbour at sunrise reveals gentoo penguins on the beach with an elephant seal resting in the surf between them.

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Boat crushers

Boat crushers

Ice cirulating in the Weddell Sea has been known to crush ships. This shot was taken near where Murphy and his fellow crew plan to get off the boat and start their ski trip, near Brown Bluff on the edge of the peninsula.

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Waddle tracks

Waddle tracks

King penguins leave unique tracks in the snow as they waddle around King Haakon Bay on South Georgia Island.

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On their own

On their own

A juvenile elephant seal, about 2 weeks old, is not a mama's boy. They nurse for about 12-14 days, then mom leaves and they never see her again.

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From the Editor:

Please excuse the well-worn pun, but Sarah Calhoun had to learn the clothing business by the seat of her pants.

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LOC022012-Ice Doctor.jpg

John Priscu MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.

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Outdoors just for kids: Scientists discover new ocean species

Outdoors just for kids: Scientists discover new ocean species

It often seems like our Earth has been completely explored, all of its secrets revealed, and then along comes a report of someone finding an animal, insect or plant unknown to science.

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MSU team faces new challenges as it studies Weddell seals in Antarctica

MSU team faces new challenges as it studies Weddell seals in Antarctica

BOZEMAN -- Montana State University faculty and students are back in Antarctica monitoring Weddell seals in the most pristine ocean left in the world, but dramatic changes in the sea ice are causing new challenges.

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Review: Special effects can't save 'Thing' from poor direction

That classic "creature feature" ''The Thing" earns its third treatment with a film that's so enthralled with its actual "thing" that it forgets to be scary or suspenseful. A decent cast and a pristine glacial setting are wasted on a movie of alien transmutations and alien dissections that la…

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Patrick Smith's photographs from Greenland, Antarctica on display at Yellowstone Art Museum

Patrick Smith's photographs from Greenland, Antarctica on display at Yellowstone Art Museum

Cris Hernandez was running the outdoor recreation program at Eastern Montana College in Billings when he introduced his brother-in-law, Patrick Smith, to the area's mountains and rivers in the 1980s.

December 02, 2010 12:15 am Photos

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