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Hercules Landing by Ella Derbyshire

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Ella Derbyshire Ella Derbyshire
Explore score
1
Size
0.15 Gigapixels
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3995
Date added
Dec 27, 2008
Date taken
Dec 26, 2008
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Nikon D80's

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Most people and supplies arrive at the South Pole by airplane. Here we see two of the South Pole's most frequently used aircraft on the ground at the same time. The small red plane is a Twin Otter operated by Kenn Borek Air Ltd. a Canadian company whose small planes shuttle people and supplies between McMurdo Research Station and South Pole and between other Antarctic research stations and some non-government travel destinations. This particular plane is carrying 2 ski parties, one Finnish and 1 Norwegian, to Patriot Hills.

The larger gray plane is a LC-130 Hercules, fondly known as a Herc. These big gray planes carry large cargo loads around the continent.

At -9 degrees F, it is a rather warm day at the bottom of the world. Have a look around the place and catch a glimpse of some people at work at the South Pole.

The 45 images of this panorama were photographed with a Nikon D-80 and stitched with Autopano Pro.


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