Images: Life at Antarctica's Concordia Station

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Dwindling sunlight

Credit: Alexander Kumar.
British doctor Alexander Kumar signed on for the adventure of a lifetime when he was chosen for a yearlong stay at the Concordia Research Station, a joint…Read More »

French-Italian outpost in the middle of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. During the brutal cold and permanent darkness of the Antarctic winter, Kumar and the 12 European scientists and staff at the station kept busy and kept up their spirits in a place of haunting, yet potentially deadly beauty.

Above, Kumar stands alone on the ice sheet, in the dwindling light that signals the approach of Antarctica's winter season.

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