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As you might expect, there’s plenty of ice in Joan Myers’ Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey. It rises out of the ocean, like the kind you’d see on a nature show, to form perfectly carved archways. It pours down mountainsides, mimicking the water it could someday become. It’s impressive and foreboding and, although the holy-fuck-it’s-frozen! thing has been done, some of the images are pretty badass—especially the ones taken indoors. Wondrous Cold features legendary Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton’s hut, perfectly preserved by ice with clothes still hanging from the ceiling more than 75 years after his death. Myers’ photographs speak to the bleakness of the Antarctic simply by reminding us what can happen when you set out to explore it. She discusses her photographs at noon at the National Museum of Natural History’s Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. (202) 633-1000. (Mike Kanin)