857-90580 - Mountaineers navigating through the Hillary Step on Mount Everest. The Hillary Step is a nearly vertical part (height around 40 ft) of upper Mount Everest. It lies almost at the top of the mountain, halfway from the "south summit" to the summit top, and is the last real challenge before the summit. It is reached by climbing the South East route. It was named after Sir Edmund Hillary, who was the first person, along with Tenzing Norgay, who passed it to reach the summit, Nepal
983-188 - juvenile whitemouth jacks, Uraspis helvola, and endemic Hawaiian sergeants, Abudefduf abdominalis, sheltering under offshore FAD buoy - Fish Aggregation Device, while juvenile brown booby, Sula leucogaster, and noddy (tern), Anous sp., resting on the top of it, split view, Kona Coast, Big Island, Hawaii, USA, Pacific Ocean
979-2408 - Views of the scenic Lemaire Channel on the west side of the Antarctic peninsula in Antarctica. Shown here is the National Geographic Endeavour navigating the channel through ice floes in late spring.