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Photos from far-southern Earth

Icebergs, snow and ice, penguins and whales …

Iceberg near South Georgia Island, by Kjell Rune Venaas.

Iceberg near South Georgia Island, taken from the vessel Saga Sea, by Kjell Rune Venaas.

Kjell Rune Venaas wrote to EarthSky:

I have a lot of photos from Antarctica, have worked down here from 2005.

Moved to South Georgia Island from Bransfield Strait last week. Too much ice down there for us.

Kjell shot the first three photos in this post from a ship near South Georgia Island. The other photos are from Bransfield Strait, which is even farther south on Earth’s globe, between the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Both are a stark and beautiful places.

Thank you, Kjell!

Iceberg in the early morning, near South Georgia Island, by Kjell Rune Venaas.

Iceberg in the early morning, near South Georgia Island, by Kjell Rune Venaas.

Grytviken at South Georgia Island, by Kjell Rune Venaas.

Grytviken, Cumberland East Bay, at South Georgia Island, by Kjell Rune Venaas.

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Penguins on South Georgia Island by Kjell Rune Venaas.

Penguins by Kjell Rune Venaas.

Penguins on South Georgia Island by Kjell Rune Venaas.

Penguins by Kjell Rune Venaas.

Iceberg near Bransfield Strait by Kjell Rune Venaas.

Iceberg near Bransfield Strait by Kjell Rune Venaas.

Humpback whale near South Georgia Island by Kjell Rune Venaas.

Humpback whale by Kjell Rune Venaas.

Kjell Rune Venaas captures a shot of a passing whale.

Kjell Rune Venaas captures a shot of a passing whale.

Bottom line: Photos taken from a ship near two very southerly places on Earth’s globe.

Deborah Byrd

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