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How Far Is It?

If you’re lucky enough to visit the Antarctic Peninsula, your ship may stop at the island which houses both Russian and Chilean research stations. This shot was obviously taken at the Russian base!:) It depicts various cities along their approximate direction and distance. It looks like […]

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King Penguins

In a sea of King Penguins I spotted these guys standing at attention. Second in size to the Emperor Penguin, King Penguins are  70-100 cm tall and weigh 11-16 kg (24-35 lbs).  King Penguins breed on the subantarctic islands at the northern reaches of Antarctica, South Georgia and other […]

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Tabular Iceberg

This is a tabular iceberg. Magnificent, yes? Tabular icebergs are also known as ‘ice islands’. The largest icebergs in the world are formed this way. Location: Erebus and Terror Gulf, Antarctic Peninsula

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Port Lockroy

Port Lockroy, Antarctica. Discovered in 1904 and named after Edouard Lockroy, a French politician. During World War II the British established the Port Lockroy base which continued to operate as a research station until 1962. Today the buildings have been restored and operate as a museum. There’s even an official […]

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