What a drain

NASA's IceBridge aircraft snapped these icy wrinkles during the first research flight of its 2016 Antarctic campaign.

NASA / John Sonntag

Ice drains from the western Antarctic Peninsula onto the northern George VI Ice Shelf on 14 October 2016.

This image was captured by NASA's Operation IceBridge, which has been on a mission to build a record of how polar ice is evolving in a changing environment for eight years now.

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