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    World & Culture

    Photographing a hidden world

    By Marc Airhart
    Published: Sept. 20, 2011

    University of Texas at Austin geologist Peter Flaig of the Jackson School of Geosciences went to Antarctica in search of fossils. Surrounded by snow and ice, he and his colleagues discovered the footprints of horseshoe crabs, burrows of small mammal-like reptiles and the remains of forests, all signs of a much warmer time millions of years ago.

    Photos and narration by Peter Flaig.

    What to watch next:

    • Frozen in time” — More photography in Know by geologist Peter Flaig

    This audio slide show originally appeared on the Jackson School of Geosciences Web site.

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      rifqi said on Sept. 14, 2012 at 9:59 a.m.
      Fantastic!! Beautiful photographs
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      ilmu said on Dec. 3, 2011 at 4:19 a.m.
      I was wondering if you saw any evidence of aliens while there, because that area is supposed to be where they enter the earth with their spacecraft?
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      Andrea Zabcik said on Oct. 3, 2011 at 3:53 p.m.
      What a great presentation! Very engaging and easy to follow. I am very happy to share this with my facebook friends.
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      Bill said on Oct. 2, 2011 at 6:59 p.m.
      I was wondering if you saw any evidence of aliens while there, because that area is supposed to be where they enter the earth with their spacecraft?
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      Liz Hastings said on Sept. 29, 2011 at 2:47 p.m.
      Beautiful photographs and what a story!
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      Paul said on Sept. 29, 2011 at 2:40 p.m.
      The Antartica was covedered in trees and forests? That is fascinating, but I assume that the land mass had to have been in a different location for that to have occured. It makes you wonder what is under all that ice.
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      Lee said on Sept. 29, 2011 at 12:59 p.m.
      Thank you for posting! It was very exciting to see ya'll do what you do outside of the 40 acres!
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      Jennifer Meiners said on Sept. 29, 2011 at 9:05 a.m.
      Amazing! Completely amazing! I agree with Paloma, the format was so engaging!!
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      Lisa Gutierrez said on Sept. 29, 2011 at 6:22 a.m.
      FANTASTIC!! your findings are soooo exciting. Thank you for sharing!!
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      Paloma Diaz said on Sept. 27, 2011 at 9:01 p.m.
      Love it ( the format was so engaging)
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      Susan said on Sept. 27, 2011 at 8:45 a.m.
      I can't wait to show this to my students. Peter's obvious love of his profession(s) of geologist and photographer is contagious!
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