Friday, October 5, 2012

McMurdo Station, and My First Glimpse of Wildlife.

A couple of photos from yesterday.  It was an amazing day here and I was able to walk up the hill above McMurdo Station to shoot some photos.  The second photo is a high resolution shot of all of McMurdo Station.

Looking over the sea ice from McMurdo.  Hut Point in the foreground and a Kiwi Hagland driving by behind.  

McMurdo Station from the hill about Hut Point. 

Weddel seals lay out on the ice.  These are most likely pregnant females .  They birth here.  They will often come out of the water where there are cracks in the sea ice.  Here the crack is clearly visible as an "s" shaped deformity in the ice.  

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