National Geographic : 1947 Oct
© National ingrai hilis iety \ero I lawirl'. s. Naivy, Ollicial Serene but Menacing Appears the Antarctic's Icy-featured Face Airborne explorers just off the Antarctic coast east of the Ross Sea photographed this gleaming scene showing three types of ice formation. The smooth area in the foreground is bay ice, essentially the frozen surface of the sea. Through it protrude the tops of black offshore rocks. The curiously fissured object in left center, which looks like the two-lobed brain of some primeval monster, is a large chunk of barrier ice which has broken off, been trapped in the bay ice, and become badly weathered. The irregular white surfaces above the hay ice are low icebergs, their zigzag edges etched in black by the shadows they cast. Beyond lies the edge of the shelf itself, here quite narrow and close to the ice-covered shore of the continent.