Sunday, June 28, 2009

Russian Antarctic Station

Anton Chekalin has visited Russian Antarctic station and has shot there some interesting places.
For example, what you see on the photo above is the Russian water well. The have made a 16 feet (5 meters) deep hole in the ice and there they can get fresh water from somewhere, so when person gets in there he can see sun trying to penetrate through this many feet thick ice.

This is photo from so called "oasis", where the temperature is about 5 degrees higher than around, so it is just a hot place over there. Penguins have a strange ritual - from generation to generation they go on peligrimage - sometimes for as long as two months - so that just to reach this place, stay there for sometimes for just a few hours and go back to their usual places of living.
This truck was abandoned there since the Soviet era of Antarctic exploration.


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