National Geographic is featuring the photography of Aurora Photos photographer Andrew Peacock in their article “Beat Pictures: Photographer Trapped Aboard Antarctic Ship.” The M.V. Akademik Shokalskiy, a Russian research vessel, became trapped in ice off the coast of East Antarctica on Christmas Eve.
On December 9th, 74 passengers of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition left New Zealand in route to East Antarctica for a month-long scientific expedition. The scientists, media, and students aboard the ship visited sites first seen by Australian explorer Sir Douglas Mawson’s team a hundred years ago. Peacock, who is a freelance photographer based in Australia, joined aboard to document the trip and, given the current situation, is also acting as Expedition Doctor and trying to keep people calm. His photos, which are attracting national attention, capture the massive amounts of ice engulfing the ship, but also the crew in their daily routine, the students and researchers gathering and reviewing data, and the arctic wildlife and scenery.
To view the story on National Geographic, click here
To view more of Andrew Peacock’s photos of the trip, visit the Aurora Photos website here