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Dry Valley Boulder

The McMurdo Dry Valleys are an unusual region of extremely low humidity without snow or ice cover, located in Victoria Land. The Dry Valleys are highly protected from non-native elements and are a designated special scientific area.

Nanutaks

Nanataks

Nunataks on the Churchill Peninsula © British Antarctic Survey, Pete Bucktrout

Sea stacks

Sea stacks

Sea-stacks off Fildes Peninsula, King George Island

© British Antarctic Survey, Peter Fretwell

penguins_seal

A Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) looks out from a hole in the sea ice, in the background a group of Adelie penguins

Caption: A Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) looks out from a hole in the sea ice, in the background a group of Adelie penguins, potential prey, stand back from the ice edge. Note a solitary chinstrap penguin , Pygoscelis antarctica among the Adelies, Pygoscelis adeliae.
Keywords: | Antarctica | Hydrurga leptonyx Adelie penguin Pygoscelis adeliae | Leopard | Wildlife | seal
Location: Signy Island, South Orkney Islands
Season: 79/82
Photographer: Doug Allan
Image size (pixels): 3673 x 2396

midge

The flightless midge Belgica antarctica

Caption: The flightless midge Belgica antarctica (Chironomidae), Antarctica’s largest land animal.
Keywords: Antarctica | Belgica antarctica | Chironomid midge | Diptera | Insect | Terrestrial | larva
Location: Cambridge
Season: 2006/2007
Photographer: Peter Convey
Image size (pixels): 2953 x 1969