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Zodiac cruising in Antarctica.  Motoring in an inflatable zodiac through pack ice along the Antarctic Peninsula, Cierva Cove 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, Cierva Cove Icebreaker M/V Polar Star, anchored amid pack ice in Cierva Cove Icebreaker M/V Polar Star, anchored near Peterman Island, Antarctica 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 Scenery in Gerlache Strai.  Clouds, mountains, snow, and ocean, at sunset in the Gerlache Strait, Antarctica Devil Island, Antarctica Peninsula Sunrise, somewhere along the Antarctic Peninsula Iceberg above water and some of the underwater portion seen as well, Brown Bluff M/V Polar Star on its way to Brown Bluff in the Antarctic Sound M/V Polar Star passes by icebergs on its way to Brown Bluff in the Antarctic Sound Iceberg, clouds and sky, Antarctica, Antarctic Sound Ice, ocean, clouds and sun, Antarctica, Antarctic Sound The rugged coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Sound Icebreaker M/V Polar Star near Devil Island, sunrise Landing ashore at Paulet Island, in an inflatable, at sunset Visitors enjoy an inflatable ride through the strange environs of a bizarrely-shaped iceberg, on a cloudy day, Brown Bluff Photographer Patrick Endres works alongside an iceberg near Paulet Island Adelie penguins navigate a well-worn path in the snow above a cobblestone beach, Pygoscelis adeliae, Paulet Island Adelie penguin, portrait showing beak and eye, 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, Pygoscelis adeliae, Paulet Island Adelie penguin walking on snow pack, Pygoscelis adeliae, Paulet Island Brown skua in Antarctica, Catharacta antarctica, Stercorarius antarctica, Cuverville Island Gentoo penguin vocalizing, calling, Pygoscelis papua, Cuverville Island Southern humpback whale in Antarctica, with significant diatomaceous growth (brown) on the underside of its fluke, lifting its fluke before diving in Cierva Cove, Antarctica, Megaptera novaeangliae Brash ice and pack ice in Antarctica.  Brash ices fills the ocean waters of Cierva Cove on the Antarctic Peninsula.  The ice is a mix of sea ice that has floated near shore on the tide and chunks of ice that have fallen into the water from nearby land-bound glaciers Brown skua in Antarctica, Catharacta antarctica, Stercorarius antarctica, Cuverville Island Gentoo penguin portrait, Pygoscelis papua, Cuverville Island Gentoo penguin tending to its two chicks.  The nest is made of small stones, Pygoscelis papua, Cuverville Island Gentoo penguins, two adults displaying courting or nurturing behavior in a mated pair, Pygoscelis papua, Cuverville Island Gentoo penguin tending to its two chicks.  The nest is made of small stones, Pygoscelis papua, Cuverville Island Icebreaker M/V Polar Star, at anchor, Cierva Cove Brown skua in Antarctica, Catharacta antarctica, Stercorarius antarctica, Cuverville Island Brown skua in Antarctica, Catharacta antarctica, Stercorarius antarctica, Cuverville Island Gentoo penguin vocalizing, calling, Pygoscelis papua, Cuverville Island Gentoo penguin portrait, Pygoscelis papua, Cuverville Island Primavera Base, (Argentina) on the slopes above Cierva Cove, Antarctica Scenery in Antarctica.  Clouds, ocean and glaciers, near Port Lockroy Crested snow patterns along the slopes of Devil Island Iceberg detail.  Cracks and melt patterns.  Blue ice, Brown Bluff Iceberg and snow-covered coastline, Antarctic Sound Iceberg and snow-covered coastline, Antarctic Sound Summit of Devil Island with portions of the Erebus and Terror Gulf region of the Weddell Sea in the background Enjoying a sunny warm day on the summit of Devil Island, with the cliffs of Vega Island in the distance Crested snow patterns along the slopes of Devil Island Tabular iceberg, Antarctic Peninsula, near Paulet Island, sunset The edge of the fast ice along the shore, near Paulet Island Floating ice and glassy water, sunset, Paulet Island Floating ice and glassy water, Paulet Island Paulet Island, near the Antarctic Peninsula, is a cinder cone flanks by lava flows on which thousands of Adelie Penguins nest

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