The Panama Canal covers 48 miles of waterway linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. When the canal opened in 1914, ships no longer had to round the fabled and dangerous Cape Horn at the southern tip of the Americas. Using sequential photography from 10 different cameras, Michael Mariant’s film follows one such ship on a 8 hour journey through the canal, in only 5 minutes.
‘inside CERN – european organization for nuclear research’, a book recently published by Lars Müller, includes a wide selection of photographs, taken by andri pol, which offer a unique insight into life at the company and a glimpse into the lives of the characters behind one of the world’s most scientifically complex institutions.
Click on the link to see further details, as well as a review of the book.
National Geographic has put together some of the pictures taken by photographer Andrew Peacock, who is currently aboard M.V. Akademik Shokalskiy, a Russian research vessel became trapped in ice off the coast of East Antarctica in mid-december.
Wishing a safe and sound return of all the people and crew abroad that hapless vessel.
This incredible discovery was made by the Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust who are working to restore an old exploration hut. The 22 cellulose nitrate negatives were, the Trust believes, left there by Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, which became stranded on Ross Island when their ship blew out to sea during a blizzard.
Remarkable find. Kudos to all those involved in the restoration process.