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Taylor Valley, Antarctica by Zbigniew Malolepszy

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Zbigniew Malolepszy Zbigniew Malolepszy
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Nov 29, 2010
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Nov 29, 2010
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360-deg panoramic view of the Taylor Valley taken from the Plateau above the Lake Bonney camp.

Taylor Valley is the southern one of the three large Dry Valleys in the Transantarctic Mountains, Victoria Land, located west of McMurdo Sound. The valley extends from Taylor Glacier in the west to McMurdo Sound at Explorers Cove at the northwest head of New Harbor in the east and is about 29 km long. It was once occupied by the receding Taylor Glacier, from which it derives its name. Taylor valley was discovered by the British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04), it was more fully explored by the BrAE (1907-09) and the BrAE (1910-13), and named after Australian Geologist Thomas Griffith Taylor. (wiki)


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