Monday, July 18, 2011

Pressure Ridges, with Seals even

This is from another rec. trip , our group was taken over the hill about a mile and a half from McMurdo Station to Scott Base ( the New Zealand Antarctic Station ) their base sits right on the shore of the Ross Sea and they have spectacular Pressure Ridges that form when the tidal water forces the seas ice up against the land mass where the ice then buckles from the built up force.

During the summer months is when most of the seal pups are born so it is easy to find seals sunning themselves with the newborns.

Trying to be good tourists and attempting to follow the guidelines of the Antarctic treaty which forbids people from ubsetting the wildlife.

So many camera opps it's hard to pick out the best shots.


Moving right along.

Astounding what nature can do.

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