Antarctica Part I
Antarctic Peninsula - Glaciers, Meltwater Streams and Icebergs
Deception Island - Lemaire Channel - Petermann Island - Crystal Sound - Detaille Island - Bellingshausen Sea

The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of the mainland of Antarctica, located at the base of the Southern Hemisphere. At the surface, it is the biggest, most prominent peninsula in Antarctica as it extends 1,300 km (810 miles) from a line between Cape Adams (Weddell Sea) and a point on the mainland south of Eklund Islands. Beneath the ice sheet which covers it, the Antarctic Peninsula consists of a string of bedrock islands; these are separated by deep channels whose bottoms lie at depths considerably below current sea level. They are joined together by a grounded ice sheet. Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of South America, lies only about 1,000 km (620 miles) away across the Drake Passage.
The Antarctic Peninsula is currently dotted with numerous research stations and nations have made multiple claims of sovereignty. The peninsula is part of disputed and overlapping claims by Argentina, Chile and the United Kingdom. None of these claims have international recognition and, under the Antarctic Treaty System, the respective countries do not attempt to enforce their claims. (source: Wikipedia)

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U40-501 Drake Passage

U40-502 Half Moon Island

U40-503 near Half Moon Island

U40-504 MV Ortelius, at Beaufort 9
near Half Moon Island

U40-505 MV Ortelius, at Beaufort 9
near Half Moon Island

U40-506 MV Ortelius, at Beaufort 9
near Half Moon Island

U40-507 Whaler’s Bay
Deception Island

U40-508 Whaler’s Bay
Deception Island

U40-509 Whaler’s Bay
Deception Island

U40-510 Whaler’s Bay
Deception Island

U40-511 Whaler’s Bay
Deception Island

U40-512 Whaler’s Bay
Deception Island

U40-513 Whaler’s Bay
Deception Island

U40-514 Whaler’s Bay
Deception Island

U40-515 Whaler’s Bay
Deception Island

U40-516 Whaler’s Bay
Deception Island

U40-517 Whaler’s Bay
Deception Island

U40-518 Whaler’s Bay
Deception Island

U40-519 South Shetland Islands

U40-520 Icebergs
South Shetland Islands

U40-521 Icebergs
South Shetland Islands

U40-522 Icebergs
South Shetland Islands

U40-523 Icebergs
South Shetland Islands

U40-524 Lemaire Channel

U40-525 Lemaire Channel

U40-526 Lemaire Channel

U40-527 Lemaire Channel

U40-528 Lemaire Channel

U40-529 Lemaire Channel

U40-530 Lemaire Channel

U40-531 Lemaire Channel

U40-532 Crabeater Seal

U40-533 Gentoo penguin
PlÚnau Island

U40-534 Gentoo penguin
Petermann Island

U40-535 Gentoo penguin
Petermann Island

U40-536 Gentoo penguin
Petermann Island

U40-537 Gentoo penguin
Petermann Island

U40-538 Gentoo penguin
Petermann Island

U40-539 Gentoo penguin
Argentinian refugio, Petermann Island

U40-540 Gentoo penguin
Argentinian refugio, Petermann Island

U40-541 Gentoo penguin
Argentinian refugio, Petermann Island

U40-542 Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-543 Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-544 Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-545 Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-546 Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-547 Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-548 Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-549 Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-550 Icebergs, Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-551 Icebergs, Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-552 Icebergs, Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-553 Icebergs, Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-554 Icebergs, Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-555 Icebergs, Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-556 Icebergs, Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-557 Icebergs, Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-558 Crystal Sound
Crabeater Seal

U40-559 Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-560 Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-561 Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-562 Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-563 Icebergs, Crystal Sound
Crabeater Seal

U40-564 Icebergs, Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-565 Icebergs, Crystal Sound
near Detaille Island

U40-566 Historic British Antarctic Survey hut, est. 1956, Detaille Island

U40-567 Historic British Antarctic Survey hut, est. 1956, Detaille Island

U40-568 Historic British Antarctic Survey hut, est. 1956, Detaille Island

U40-569 Historic British Antarctic Survey hut, est. 1956, Detaille Island

U40-570 Historic British Antarctic Survey hut, est. 1956, Detaille Island

U40-571 Historic British Antarctic Survey hut, est. 1956, Detaille Island

U40-572 Historic British Antarctic Survey hut, est. 1956, Detaille Island

U40-573 Historic British Antarctic Survey hut, est. 1956, Detaille Island

U40-574 Sea ice
Bellingshausen Sea

U40-575 Sea ice
Bellingshausen Sea

U40-576 Sea ice
Bellingshausen Sea

U40-577 Sea ice, Bellingshausen Sea
Leopard seal

U40-578 Sea ice, Bellingshausen Sea
Crabeater seal

U40-579 Sea ice
Bellingshausen Sea

U40-580 Sea ice and icebergs
Bellingshausen Sea

U40-581 Sea ice, Bellingshausen Sea
Aerial shot from helicopter

U40-582 Sea ice, Bellingshausen Sea
Aerial shot from helicopter

U40-583 Sea ice, Bellingshausen Sea
Aerial shot from helicopter

U40-584 Sea ice, Bellingshausen Sea
Aerial shot from helicopter

U40-585 Sea ice, Bellingshausen Sea
Crabeater seal

U40-586 Sea ice, Bellingshausen Sea
Crabeater seal

U40-587 Sea ice, Bellingshausen Sea
Crabeater seal

U40-588 Peter I Island, Sea ice
Bellingshausen Sea

U40-589 Sea ice, Bellingshausen Sea
near Peter I Island

U40-590 Sea ice, Bellingshausen Sea
near Peter I Island

U40-591 Sea ice and Iceberg
Bellingshausen Sea

U40-592 Sea ice, Bellingshausen Sea
near Peter I Island

U40-593 Sea ice, Bellingshausen Sea
near Peter I Island
     
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