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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Ella Derbyshire
- Explore score
- 0.10 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Dec 28, 2008
- Date taken
- Dec 27, 2008
The sky at the South Pole is often monochrome. We see a lot of solid light gray or white skies and we see a lot of solid blue skies. This sky on December 27 with all of these high, wispy clouds was remarkable.
Beneath all the blue and the trails of mare's tails, you can see the tents of the Norwegian and Finnish ski trekkers. Both teams accomplished the 700 mile journey from the coast to the Pole. Getting here took them about 6 weeks time. The Twin Otter is here to take both teams back to Patriot Hills, from where they will leave for their homes.
The South Pole Christmas tree, the American Flag and the Geographic South Pole marker are on the right side of the image. We will be moving the marker for the geographic Pole on January 1.
The 54 images of this panorama were photographed with a Nikon D 80 and stitched with Autopano Pro.