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Snapshots

  1. Biscoe House

    Snapshot Title: Biscoe House
    Taken by: geomindy

    Image: Deception Island, Whaler's Bay, South Shetland Islands
    Image Owner: geomindy



    Description:

    Part of the former "Base B"



  2. Akademik Ioffe

    Snapshot Title: Akademik Ioffe
    Taken by: geomindy

    Image: Deception Island, Whaler's Bay, South Shetland Islands
    Image Owner: geomindy



    Description:

    The ship Akademik Ioffe sits in the small bay just inside of Neptune's Bellows (the entrance to the caldera). Neptune's Bellows is behind the ship in the distance.



  3. Memorial to Whaler's Graveyard

    Snapshot Title: Memorial to Whaler's Graveyard
    Taken by: geomindy

    Image: Deception Island, Whaler's Bay, South Shetland Islands
    Image Owner: geomindy



    Description:

    The 1969 mudflow covered over the Whaler's cemetery, where A.H. Farrant was buried (he served with the FIDS and died in 1953). This makeshift memorial is now here to mark the cemetery.



  4. crushed tanks

    Snapshot Title: crushed tanks
    Taken by: geomindy

    Image: Deception Island, Whaler's Bay, South Shetland Islands
    Image Owner: geomindy



    Description:

    these tanks were crushed by the mudflow that happened during the 1969 eruption.



  5. steaming black sand beach

    Snapshot Title: steaming black sand beach
    Taken by: geomindy

    Image: Deception Island, Whaler's Bay, South Shetland Islands
    Image Owner: geomindy



    Description:

    geothermal heat is creating steam on the black sand beach. Along the far right side of this snapshot is where many of our group swam in the water!



  6. Neptune's Window

    Snapshot Title: Neptune's Window
    Taken by: geomindy

    Image: Deception Island, Whaler's Bay, South Shetland Islands
    Image Owner: geomindy



    Description:

    You can just make out several members of our group checking out the sheer cliffs below, and gingerly walking on the trail as 20-25 knot winds blow through the "window."