The first time I set out to cross the Drake Passage—the 600-nautical-mile wide body of water that separates the southern tip of South America from the Antarctic Peninsula—I thought I was prepared.
By Paul Nicklen. See source for images.
The icy heartbeat of our planet is like nowhere else on Earth. Today, Antarctica is facing existential threats that will affect both the health of the global ocean and the stability of our climate, and therefore, all of us.