Skip to comments.Pictures Of Antarctica
Posted on 01/10/2014 6:51:28 AM PST by navysealdad
The continent of Antarctica is located almost entirely inside the Antarctic Circle and has a permanent layer of ice. Beneath this icy layer there is a great amount of minerals, such as oil, iron and coal. In some areas, the thickness of the layer of ice can reach 3,700 meters.
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To cold to look at right now. Bookmark for when the outside Temps rise to 90+
Quite amazing, the diversity of this planet...and the life on it.
I LOVE the one with a (three?) master almost in silouette
And, as recently discovered by crew and guests on the ship studying global warming, the ice has almost entirely disappeared.
Very true. It's a shame their ship ran into all that styrofoam...
Absolutely stunning, navysealdad. Thanks!
We were at McMurdo Station in the 1990’s. Incredible how much life there is.
Mt. Erebus, an active volcano down there, is like something out of a 1960’s modernist design studio. It has jewel-encrusted stones littering the sides of it - ejected from the volcano.
By helicopter, if you fly inland, you’ll find a place called the Dry Valleys. There is no life there at all. Just wind and freezing cold. No ice. Just beautifully bleak. Surreal.
I used to run our public affairs shop on the ship, and my PA2 brought back all kinds of great black and white photos back when you had to develop them. We had a complete dark room on the ship. I have some amazing shots.
“Maybe I was snowblind
Perhaps I lost my will
But something of my innocence
Is wandering there still.
There was a thread a looooooooooooooooooooooong time ago with pictures of all the ghost towns down there... amazing stuff.
At :35 second mark, are those penguins FLYING?
I thought I read fast, but man, I had to pause or rewind the video a few times to be able to finish the text on the screen.
And wow... I’m kinda chilly now. The power of suggestion!
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