Geoff Sims @ UNSW
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Thursday, 31st January, 2013

Emperor Penguin (Geoff)

On our last day in Antarctica, we finally saw the elusive Emperor Penguin. Not quite the David Attenborough setting we would have liked, but I'll take it.

We finally made it to Christchurch today; our last views of Antarctica were at the Pegasus Runway, with our friend Ivan the transport bus and a diamond dust wind storm.

And just to finish up with, a few photos of the so-called "Pressure Ridges" near Scott Base (near McMurdo). These are insteresting wave-like structures formed on the sea-ice, caused by currents and winds. Reminds me of Lennox Head point, with waves stacked to the horizon.

-- Geoff


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