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Credit: National Science Foundation (2005)

A full moon and 25-second exposure allowed sufficient light for this photo to be taken at Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station during the long Antarctic night. The new station can be seen at far left, the power plant in the center and the old mechanic's garage in the lower right. The green light in the background is the Aurora Australis.


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Credit: National Science Foundation (2002)

The blue ice covering Lake Fryxell, in the Transantarctic Mountains, comes from glacial meltwater from the Canada Glacier and other smaller glaciers. The freshwater stays on top of the lake and freezes, sealing in briny water below.


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Credit: User:Jerzystrzelecki (2000)

The Crabeater Seal, Lobodon carcinophaga, is one of the most remarkable, though least known, of the mammals of the world. More than one in every two seals in the world is a Crabeater Seal and the population biomass of Crabeaters is about four times that of all other pinnipeds put together.


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Credit: User:Dbush (2005)

The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. The species breeds in the coldest environment of any bird species; air temperatures may reach −40 °C (−40 °F), and wind speeds may reach 144 km/h (89 mph). Water temperature is a frigid −1.8 °C (30 °F).


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Credit: Hannes Grobe (1994)

Remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to take images from the ocean floor; operation during a cruise of RV Polarstern (ANT-XI/3) in Paradise Bay, Antarctic Peninsula


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Credit: CIA World Factbook (Unknown)

The entrance to the Cámara Base, located on Half Moon Island. The base is operational only in the summer, and is only accesable via the trail seen in the foreground.