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They are many ways that people commute to work in the morning — some by car, or bus, or maybe walk or ride a bike. Getting to work in Antarctica can be just as varied. One of them is by helicopter. This footage was shot during a trip to Westhaven Nunatak, Antarctica.

Landings and take-offs of helicopters, a twin otter airplane, a LC-130 Hercules transport plane; and a shot of a Hagglund tracked vehicle. Transportation used in Greenland to do scientific research.

Greenland, shots taken while flying in a helicopter from the Ilulissat Airport out over the Greenland ice sheet to the remote field camp of researcher Sarah Das.

Shots of the calving front of the Jakobsavn Glacier, Greenland's fastest moving glacier. Includes two shots of Mark Fahnestock's helicopter flying over.