Passengers on board a Russian research ship are still anxiously awaiting rescue, nearly a week after being trapped in Antarctic ice.
Barbara Tucker, a passenger aboard the trapped ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, looks at an Adelie penguin walking by on the ice, East Antarctica, Dec. 29, 2013.
A thin coat of snow covers the deck of the trapped ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, East Antarctica, Dec. 29, 2013.
Nicole De Losa, a passenger on board the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, waves to a helicopter sent from the Chinese icebreaker Xue Long (Snow Dragon) to assess ice conditions around the Russian Ship, East Antarctica, Dec. 29, 2013.
Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is trapped in thick ice, 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia, East Antarctica, Dec. 27, 2013.