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Anchor chain

Anchor chain

Marty’s photo of the day #2420: We’re getting artsy again today. This is the anchor chain for the Professor Multanovskiy. The ship we took to Antarctica.

Magical snowflakes on Antarctica

Magical snowflakes on Antarctica

Marty’s photo of the day #2376: Today’s photo is a bit artsy. I had just hiked to the top of a glacier, on Antarctica, when giant snowflakes started falling. Through my camera lens, I am gazing down on a colony of penguins, and out on the ocean is the Professor Multanovskiy looking like a ghost […]

Cape Horn has another victim

Cape Horn has another victim

Marty’s photo of the day #2374: This short excerpt from my first book , Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, explains this shot:   In 1616, Willem Cornelis Schouten became the first person to sail around Cape Horn (the southern tip of South America). From Schouten’s time to the present, treacherous seas have […]

Use this to avoid ship collisions

Use this to avoid ship collisions

Marty’s photo of the day #2285: For yesterday’s photo of the day, I posted a picture showing the incredible view from the bridge of the Professor Multanovskiy—the retrofitted Russian research vessel I sailed to Antarctica on. Today’s photo shows one of the two navigation screens on the bridge of the Professor Multanovskiy. The few times […]

Under the wave

Under the wave

Marty’s photo of the day #2026: The Drake Passage lies between the southern tip of South America and Antarctica. It’s famous for having the roughest seas in the world. While returning from Antarctica in our tiny ship, the Professor Multanovskiy, Deb and I got a taste of those seas when we hit a storm. I […]

Iceberg Ahead!

Iceberg Ahead!

Marty’s photo of the day #1693: It’s Antarctica Week! All week long I will be featuring photos from Deb’s and my Antarctica adventure. “Iceberg ahead! Wake-up the captain! Turn the ship! Turn the ship!” Okay, that didn’t really happen. But there were times on our trip from South America to Antarctica when our little ship, […]

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