Antarctica photos

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Adelie penguins, adults and chicks, Pygoscelis adeliae, Devil Island
Adelie penguins, adults and chicks.
Species: Adelie penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae
Location: Devil Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25102  
Weddell seal in Antarctica.  The Weddell seal reaches sizes of 3m and 600 kg, and feeds on a variety of fish, krill, squid, cephalopods, crustaceans and penguins, Leptonychotes weddellii, Cierva Cove
Weddell seal in Antarctica. The Weddell seal reaches sizes of 3m and 600 kg, and feeds on a variety of fish, krill, squid, cephalopods, crustaceans and penguins.
Species: Weddell seal, Leptonychotes weddellii
Location: Cierva Cove, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25501  
A leopard seal in Antarctica.  The leopard seal is a large predatory seal, up to 1300 lb and 11 ft in length, feeding on krill, squid, fish, various penguin species and other seabirds and occasionally, other pinnipeds, Hydrurga leptonyx, Cierva Cove
A leopard seal in Antarctica. The leopard seal is a large predatory seal, up to 1300 lb and 11 ft in length, feeding on krill, squid, fish, various penguin species and other seabirds and occasionally, other pinnipeds.
Species: Leopard seal, Hydrurga leptonyx
Location: Cierva Cove, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25526  
Brash ice floats on cold, dark Antarctic waters, Cierva Cove
Brash ice floats on cold, dark Antarctic waters.
Location: Cierva Cove, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25532  
Lemaire Channel: mountains, sea, ice and clouds,Antarctica.  The Lemaire Channel, one of the most scenic places on the Antarctic Peninsula, is a straight 11 km long and only 1.6 km wide at its narrowest point
Lemaire Channel: mountains, sea, ice and clouds,Antarctica. The Lemaire Channel, one of the most scenic places on the Antarctic Peninsula, is a straight 11 km long and only 1.6 km wide at its narrowest point.
Location: Lemaire Channel, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25602  
Blue whale skeleton in Antarctica, on the shore at Port Lockroy, Antarctica.  This skeleton is composed primarily of blue whale bones, but there are believed to be bones of other baleen whales included in the skeleton as well, Balaenoptera musculus
Blue whale skeleton in Antarctica, on the shore at Port Lockroy, Antarctica. This skeleton is composed primarily of blue whale bones, but there are believed to be bones of other baleen whales included in the skeleton as well.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Port Lockroy, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25643  
Horizontal striations and layers in packed snow, melting and overhanging, seen from the edge of the snowpack, along a rocky beach, Brown Bluff
Horizontal striations and layers in packed snow, melting and overhanging, seen from the edge of the snowpack, along a rocky beach.
Location: Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 24782  
Iceberg, clouds and sky, Antarctica, Antarctic Sound
Iceberg, clouds and sky, Antarctica.
Location: Antarctic Sound, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 24785  
Adelie penguins navigate a steep dropoff, to get from their nests down to a rocky beach, in order to go to sea to forage for food, Pygoscelis adeliae, Paulet Island
Adelie penguins navigate a steep dropoff, to get from their nests down to a rocky beach, in order to go to sea to forage for food.
Species: Adelie penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae
Location: Paulet Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25020  
Adelie penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae, Paulet Island
Adelie penguin.
Species: Adelie penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae
Location: Paulet Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25069  
Gentoo penguin tending to its two chicks.  The nest is made of small stones, Pygoscelis papua, Cuverville Island
Gentoo penguin tending to its two chicks. The nest is made of small stones.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Cuverville Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25551  
Waves rush in, sunset, Antarctica.  Ocean water rushes ashore over the rocky edge of Peterman Island, Antarctica
Waves rush in, sunset, Antarctica. Ocean water rushes ashore over the rocky edge of Peterman Island, Antarctica.
Location: Peterman Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25610  
A glacier fractures and cracks, as the leading of a glacier fractures and cracks as it reaches the ocean.  The pieces will float away to become icebergs, Neko Harbor
A glacier fractures and cracks, as the leading of a glacier fractures and cracks as it reaches the ocean. The pieces will float away to become icebergs.
Location: Neko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25654  
Weddell seal in Antarctica.  The Weddell seal reaches sizes of 3m and 600 kg, and feeds on a variety of fish, krill, squid, cephalopods, crustaceans and penguins, Leptonychotes weddellii, Neko Harbor
Weddell seal in Antarctica. The Weddell seal reaches sizes of 3m and 600 kg, and feeds on a variety of fish, krill, squid, cephalopods, crustaceans and penguins.
Species: Weddell seal, Leptonychotes weddellii
Location: Neko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25661  
A crabeater seal, hauled out on pack ice to rest.  Crabeater seals reach 2m and 200kg in size, with females being slightly larger than males.  Crabeaters are the most abundant species of seal in the world, with as many as 75 million individuals.  Despite its name, 80% the crabeater seal's diet consists of Antarctic krill.  They have specially adapted teeth to strain the small krill from the water, Lobodon carcinophagus, Neko Harbor
A crabeater seal, hauled out on pack ice to rest. Crabeater seals reach 2m and 200kg in size, with females being slightly larger than males. Crabeaters are the most abundant species of seal in the world, with as many as 75 million individuals. Despite its name, 80% the crabeater seal's diet consists of Antarctic krill. They have specially adapted teeth to strain the small krill from the water.
Species: Crabeater seal, Lobodon carcinophagus
Location: Neko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25663  
A crabeater seal, hauled out on pack ice to rest.  Crabeater seals reach 2m and 200kg in size, with females being slightly larger than males.  Crabeaters are the most abundant species of seal in the world, with as many as 75 million individuals.  Despite its name, 80% the crabeater seal's diet consists of Antarctic krill.  They have specially adapted teeth to strain the small krill from the water, Lobodon carcinophagus, Neko Harbor
A crabeater seal, hauled out on pack ice to rest. Crabeater seals reach 2m and 200kg in size, with females being slightly larger than males. Crabeaters are the most abundant species of seal in the world, with as many as 75 million individuals. Despite its name, 80% the crabeater seal's diet consists of Antarctic krill. They have specially adapted teeth to strain the small krill from the water.
Species: Crabeater seal, Lobodon carcinophagus
Location: Neko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25665  
A glacier fractures and cracks, as the leading of a glacier fractures and cracks as it reaches the ocean.  The pieces will float away to become icebergs, Neko Harbor
A glacier fractures and cracks, as the leading of a glacier fractures and cracks as it reaches the ocean. The pieces will float away to become icebergs.
Location: Neko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25741  
Photographer making pictures as M/V Polar Star approaches Devil Island
Photographer making pictures as M/V Polar Star approaches Devil Island.
Location: Devil Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 26372  
The underwater edge of an iceberg, with a few Adelie penguins on it, Brown Bluff
The underwater edge of an iceberg, with a few Adelie penguins on it.
Location: Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 24781  
Summit of Devil Island, with Vega Island in the distance
Summit of Devil Island, with Vega Island in the distance.
Location: Devil Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 24786  
The edge of the fast ice along the shore, near Paulet Island
The edge of the fast ice along the shore, near Paulet Island.
Location: Paulet Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 24788  
Iceberg with scalloped erosion.  The eroded indentations on this iceberg were melted when this portion of the iceberg was underwater.  As it melted, the iceberg grew topheavy, eventually flipping and exposing this interesting surface, Paulet Island
Iceberg with scalloped erosion. The eroded indentations on this iceberg were melted when this portion of the iceberg was underwater. As it melted, the iceberg grew topheavy, eventually flipping and exposing this interesting surface.
Location: Paulet Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 24789  
Crested snow patterns along the slopes of Devil Island
Crested snow patterns along the slopes of Devil Island.
Location: Devil Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 24879  
Floating ice and glassy water, Paulet Island
Floating ice and glassy water.
Location: Paulet Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 24889  
Two Adelie penguins, holding their wings out, standing on an iceberg, Pygoscelis adeliae, Paulet Island
Two Adelie penguins, holding their wings out, standing on an iceberg.
Species: Adelie penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae
Location: Paulet Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25014  
A group of Adelie penguins, on packed snow, Pygoscelis adeliae, Paulet Island
A group of Adelie penguins, on packed snow.
Species: Adelie penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae
Location: Paulet Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25021  
A cute, inquisitive Adelie penguin poses for a portrait while standing on snow, Pygoscelis adeliae, Paulet Island
A cute, inquisitive Adelie penguin poses for a portrait while standing on snow.
Species: Adelie penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae
Location: Paulet Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25022  
A group of Adelie penguins, on packed snow, Pygoscelis adeliae, Paulet Island
A group of Adelie penguins, on packed snow.
Species: Adelie penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae
Location: Paulet Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25023  
Adelie penguins, nesting, part of the enormous colony on Paulet Island, with the tall ramparts of the island and clouds seen in the background.  Adelie penguins nest on open ground and assemble nests made of hundreds of small stones, Pygoscelis adeliae
Adelie penguins, nesting, part of the enormous colony on Paulet Island, with the tall ramparts of the island and clouds seen in the background. Adelie penguins nest on open ground and assemble nests made of hundreds of small stones.
Species: Adelie penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae
Location: Paulet Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25024  
Antarctic icebergs, sculpted by ocean tides into fantastic shapes, Cierva Cove
Antarctic icebergs, sculpted by ocean tides into fantastic shapes.
Location: Cierva Cove, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25502  
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