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Canada Glacier in Taylor Valley with Asgard Range and Suess Glacier beyond, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica.
A glacier flowing down from the main ice plateau into a valley adjacent to Lake Henderson, Framnes Mountains, Antarctica.
Antarctic terns feeding in nutrient-rich waters at the terminal face of Risting Glacier, Drygalski Fjord, South Georgia.
An aerial view of Commonwealth Glacier, Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Taylor Valley was first explored and mapped in 1911 by Scott’s Western Geological Party led by Australian geographer Griffith Taylor.
Adélie penguins on sea ice near a grounded iceberg close to Mawson Station, Antarctica.
Whale catcher Petrel at Grytviken, South Georgia. Over 175,000 whales were killed by the South Georgia whaling industry. Sightings in surrounding waters are now rare.
Iceberg in Neko Harbour, Antarctica.
Tur Icefall on Cape Hallett, northern Victoria Land, Antarctica.
Elephant seals, Ocean Harbour, South Georgia.
An Antarctica petrel flies past an iceberg in the Ross Sea.
Adélie penguins on sea ice on the edge of the Ross Sea.
Crabeater seals on iceberg in Errera Channel.
King penguin adults and chicks at St Andrews Bay, South Georgia. In the background you can see the Cook Glacier and the peaks of Allardyce Range.
Aerial view of Commonwealth Glacier, in Taylor Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Notice frost-heave polygon troughs in foreground.
Aerial view of Peaks between Mount Leckie and Mount Mervyn in the Porthos Range, with strong ground-level spindrift, Northern Prince Charles Mountains, Antarctica.
A detail of Pauk Lake from Trajer Ridge. The lake was named after a Soviet Antarctic Expedition in 1956. ‘Pauk’ means ‘spider’ in Russian.
Up close and personal with a royal penguin at Sandy Bay, Macquarie Island.
The eastern slopes of Smith Island at sunset on the South Shetland Islands, sub-Antarctica.
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