It’s still hot and humid in the north-east of the US.
I thought that a little time spent in Antarctica would be nice. Of course, I sit here looking a pretty pictures and don’t have to be cold or tired.

Let’s start with the maps.

NASA image of the entire continent.

US CIA World Factbook

Usually, the idea of Antarctica looks like this.

By, Ken Klassy, National Science Foundation

Or snow-covered mountains, this is an aerial view.

By, Ken Klassy, National Science Foundation

Webb and Adelaide  Islands

By, Vincent van Zeijst, Wikipedia Commons

Adelaide Island, Wormald Ice Piedmont

By, Vincent van Zeijst, Wikipedia Commons

Mt. Herschel

By, Andrew Mandemaker, Wikipedia Commons

A Weddell Seal under the ice.

By, Steve Rupp, National Science Foundation

Humpback Whale

By, Brian Nelson, National Science Foundation

Orca Whale and I’m not sure what kind of Penguin.

By, Kenneth V. Iserson M.D., National Science Foundation

A Skua

By, Charles Hood, National Science Foundation

Gentoo Penguins on Jacobs Island

By, Mindy Puik, National Science Foundation

Emperor Penguins at Crozier

By, Dr. Paul Ponganis, National Science Foundation

Adelie Penguin

By, Ken Klassy, National Science Foundation

An Adelie Penguin leaping into the water.

By, Sean Bonnette, National Science Foundation

This last picture is of Mt Erebus, one of the largest active volcanoes in the world. In the foreground is Castle Rock. It is by Steve Rupp, National Science Foundation.

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