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Antarctica » Antarctica » Palmer Station January 25th 2014

Hello from the bottom of the world! This trip was my third voyage to the icy realms of Antarctica and it was yet another amazing trip… I fail to see how anyone could ever be disappointed with a trip down here… It’s an amazing place! Even the adventure of just getting to Antarctica is incredible. Crossing the dreaded Drake Passage, one of the world’s most turbulent and stormiest stretches of water, and being followed by some of the great albatrosses is exhilarating. The moody skies, the howling winds and the swirling seas are just part of getting here. It’s part of the journey… And so is getting chased by Argentinians… It all started when we arrived at the Argentinian base of Almirante Brown. The plan was to climb to the top of a small peak and ... read more
Chinstrap Chicks
Gentoo Chicks
Elephant Seal Wallow

Antarctica » Antarctica » Palmer Station February 8th 2013

Antarctica is the coldest, windiest and driest place on Earth.The lowest temperature ever registered was of -89⁰C in 1983, while in the warmest day of summer, it doesn’t reach more than 15⁰C near the coast.There is no rain in Dry Valleys, Antarctica for 2 Million years.No permanent human lives there because the weather is extreme, also no land animal except a very small insect called Mingle Midge. Although 70% of world water is in Antarctica but it is a driest continent. If all ice in Antarctica was to melt the sea water would raise about 200ft.( Click "Antarctica 1/2013" for the panoramic pictures) YouTube; Antarctica Antartica region Co 17 loai Penguins song rai rac khap noi nhung cho o Nam Ban cau ma thoi. Tuy nhi... read more
Dallmann bay
Cuverville Island
Errera Channel

Antarctica » Antarctica » Palmer Station January 22nd 2013

PALMER STATION - JANUARY 21 -Well, what can I say, more beauty and amazement. At one point in the early afternoon the captain reported we had spotted 28 humpback whales. I didn’t see all, but I did catch many of them. It seems like we saw many hundreds of penguins and a few Orca whales. Some of the scientists from the Palmer Station (a US scientific station in Antarctica) came on board for a couple of lectures. I managed to stay awake and found their presentation and the Q & A very interesting. In the morning I went on the bow to observe a little closer to sea level, but it was COLD, so I only could stay there for 30 minutes or so. The crew brought us Dutch pea soup while on the deck. Very ... read more

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