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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 […]

Mother Nature Gets Revenge!

Mother Nature Gets Revenge!

Marty’s photo of the day #2025: I just love it when Mother Nature gets revenge! You are looking at old whale processing equipment on Deception Island (just a little northeast of Antarctica), sunk in volcanic ash. Here’s what I wrote about this scene in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents: […]

Neptune’s Revenge

Neptune’s Revenge

Marty’s photo of the day #1803: Today’s photo is from Deception Island, off the coast of Antarctica. You are looking at building, once part of a whaling station, covered in volcanic ash. This excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet, explains the shot: We went ashore instead at the more sheltered Whaler’s Bay. […]

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