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Anthony

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Boats, interrupted
« on: April 26, 2019, 14:05:35 »
Water boats used to collect glacier ice to make water.  Unlikely to be used for that purpose again.
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Re: Boats, interrupted
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2019, 14:15:04 »
Anthony I really like the last one

Where were these taken ?
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Re: Boats, interrupted
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2019, 14:52:37 »
Really sad.  :(
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Re: Boats, interrupted
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2019, 14:56:47 »
Anthony , I agree with Armando on the last image , quite striking,  and Jakov on Sad.  The Glacier Ice is probably disappearing almost as fast as the boats.
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Re: Boats, interrupted
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 16:08:44 »
Quite surreal.  I like #2 and 3.
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Re: Boats, interrupted
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2019, 16:11:20 »
I was there at the end of 2014, and as I recall the boats were far less visible, though we did not go ashore at that point.  I'll have to rummage in my files to see what I have, but my first impression is that the melting is huge and frighteningly fast.

Checked:  different boats, but I'd be interested to see how these have fared in the last 5 years.


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Re: Boats, interrupted
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2019, 19:47:54 »
Thanks, Armando, Jacov, Akira, tommie and Matthew.

The first three photos were taken at Deception Island, a volcanic island in Antarctica.  The name probably comes from the fact that it looks like a normal island, but is in fact a ring around a flooded caldera.  The caldera is 9km (5.6 miles) by 6km (3.7 miles).  The last major volcanic eruptions were in 1967, a969 and 1970, which destroyed the scientific research stations.  The whaling industry had disappeared in the 1930s.

The last photograph was taken on Half Moon Island.  It is an iPhone XS shot, my camera equipment was in my backpack and I was hurrying to catch the zodiac from the beach.  The phone was on as it was being used as a GPS logger.  I have to say I am impressed by the quality of the iPhone camera, at least for close objects.

Matthew, we were there in late January this year, the height of summer.  I think that explains the lack of snow.  The location is not glaciated, and the caldera is ice free year round.
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