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Science - Ice Warrior

As beautiful as the Arctic is, it can be a real pain when you're trying to do put instruments in the water. In this image, Marine Science Officer Paul Rodriguez is manning the "ice pole," a makeshift device for pushing floes away from the science gear. Although the pole didn't provide a lot of rigidity (observe the nearly 90 degree bend in the lower right corner of the frame), if you kept at it, the floe would eventually move. Paul was by far the best at keeping the ice at bay, and to his credit no science equipment was damaged!

Technical information:
Camera: Nikon F100
Lens: Nikkor 17-35
Film: Fuji Provia 100F

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