Post Tagged with: "Antarctica"

23Sep
2010

Antarctica: The Ice

The thing that makes Antarctica so different from a trip to Alaska, or even the Arctic, is the feeling that what you’re looking at will never be seen by anyone in the same way after the moment passes. The ship’s angle changes, the light comes from a different direction, the iceberg moves. The ice changes hourly — and you are the only human being who will see it exactly as it stands before you. In that sense, Antarctica is the […]

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21Sep
2010

Antarctica: An Introduction

It’s common enough to find yourself drowning in adjectives when asked to describe any locale. It is rare, however, when not a single word exists capable of adequately embodying any part of a place, let alone an entire continent. Antarctica is that loss for words, whether you’ve been or not. No adjective does it justice, so for most people it is a few New York Times articles, global climate change bar graphs, calendars with photos of penguins and an 80-minute […]

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15Aug
2010

Shot of the Week

Murder in Antarctica? Not quite. Antarctic terrain is heavily shaped by volcanic activity. Guides and researchers dug shallow pools near the ocean to allow the water under the sand (heated by the volcanic heat below the land) to mix with the near-freezing ocean water, creating a natural hot springs. At 30 below, we stripped and bathed. –Tara for TKGO

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18Jul
2010

Shot of the Week

In the spirit of multimedia, today is the first of many Sundays where you’ll find a favorite TKGO photo, video or other goodie to brighten your day and inspire a little wanderlust. Feel free to click an image for a larger version (to brighten your desktop background)! I took this photo from the ship’s deck on Christmas Eve during my trip to Antarctica in 2006 (aboard the National Geographic Endeavor with Lindblad Expeditions). The hole in the center could have […]

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