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Australian Antarctic Magazine — Issue 20: 2011

About the cover

Glenn Jacobson took this photograph of Antarctic sea ice during a voyage to Mawson station in February this year. Glenn works in the Australian Antarctic Division’s multimedia section as a production coordinator, where he produces video and still images for the Antarctic Division’s website, various publications and news media. The photograph was taken on a cloudy afternoon from the wheel house deck of the Aurora Australis (ISO 250, F13, 1/640).