"A German researcher counting the number of #penguin species and pairs as part of a continuing study of bird species in Antarctica. The continent is supposed to be protected as a scientific preserve — shielded from intrusions like military activities and mining — for decades to come. But many opportunity-seeking countries are rushing to assert greater influence in #Antarctica. Some ventures focus on resources that are already up for grabs, like sea life. Others are examining the potential for harvesting icebergs. A longer-term prize: Antarctica's mineral, oil and gas wealth. @danielberehulak traveled to Antarctica while on #nytassignment. Visit the link in our profile to see more of his photos. #🐧" By nytimes on Instagram.
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