Molting penguin

Frost Flowers

"The earth laughs in flowers." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson So how do these pretty bouquets bloom ?  Frost Flowers are formed on new and thin ice sublimates.  Ice that changes directly[...]

Welcome to the North Pole!

A polar bear appears to wave lazily at passing Quark Expeditions passengers: "Welcome to the North Pole!" Photo from the passenger slideshow, "Voyage to the North Pole" 24 June [...]