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8th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Nature's stained glass windows are buried at the West Antarctica Ice Sheet Divide. Here, a thin section of ice pulled up by ice-core researchers is placed behind polarizing filters, revealing the orie

Nature's stained glass windows are buried at the West Antarctica Ice Sheet Divide. Here, a thin section of ice pulled up by ice-core researchers is placed behind polarizing filters, revealing the orientation of crystal grains in the ice.

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Date Taken: 01.2010
Date Uploaded: 03.2010
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Camera: NIKON D3000
Copyright: © Chaz Firestone