Saturday, March 12, 2016

Photo essay of first landing on Antarctica

Approaching land at Portal Point on Antarctica

They say pictures are worth a thousand words, so I'm letting these images attempt to convey some of the magic we experienced on our recent expedition to Antarctica. While many ships visit the outlying islands, we actually made a continental landing on our first day.
In the far right side, you can see people taking their first steps
on Antarctica after a Zodiac ride from our anchored ship.

Such serenity on the huge expanse of snow and ice

Larry followed a path as we explored our surroundings.
Colors and layers in the ice add to the spectacular beauty.


We saw lots of wildlife like this Weddell seal.
Our "epic" day turned warm enough to shed the parka.
The Zodiac returns to the ship--note its size compared to the iceberg.

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