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The volcano wins!

The volcano wins!

Marty’s photo of the day #3303: You are looking at an abandoned building that was once part of a Norwegian whaling station on Deception Island, off the coast of Antarctica. Much of the station is now buried in ash and mud from multiple volcanic eruptions. Go volcano!

Go volcano!

Go volcano!

Marty’s photo of the day #3278: These are the remains of an old Norwegian whaling station on Deception Island, off the coast of Antarctica. Much of the station is now buried in ash and mud from multiple volcanic eruptions. Whaling is evil—go volcano!

Why I will never visit Japan

Why I will never visit Japan

Marty’s photo of the day #2785: I will never visit a country that supports whaling. So no Japan for me! Their withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years is reprehensible. Today’s photo is of an old whaling dinghy, stuck in volcanic ash, on Deception Island, […]

Neptune’s revenge

Neptune’s revenge

Marty’s photo of the day #2657: I took this photo on Deception Island, which is near Antarctica. You are looking at the remains of the Hektor Whaling Station. This short excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, provides more information: We went ashore instead at the more sheltered Whaler’s […]

Deception Island

Deception Island

Marty’s photo of the day #2364: I took this photo inside Deception Island, off the coast of Antarctica. Yes, “inside” is the correct word. Deception Island is actually an active volcano, and you are looking at ocean water in the caldera of that volcano. The only way out, to open ocean, is straight ahead. The […]

Fur Seal

Fur Seal

Marty’s photo of the day #2343: I photographed this fur seal on Deception Island, which is off the coast of Antarctica. Many people consider fur seals to be the animal with the most luxurious coat in the world. Because of that, sealers slaughtered them their pelts, and these beautiful animals almost went extinct. Fortunately, fur […]

Yay nature!

Yay nature!

Marty’s photo of the day #2229: When I took this photo, I was standing inside the caldera of a volcano, at Deception Island, near Antarctica. Ocean water fills the much of the interior of the Deception Island volcano, and there used to be a whaling station there. Fortunately, Mother Nature destroyed the whaling station with […]

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