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By RodStrachan  
A science field party being dropped off at Lake Ellsworth. This location is on the polar plateau and the only thing between here and the south pole is lots of rough sastrugi (i.e. snow ridges) which show the direction of the prevailing winds.

Tags: Snow Wind Aircraft Antarctica Landscape and travel

Voters: RonnieAG, maggie9, cats_123 and 16 more

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
11 Oct 2012 10:50AM
Love the f/g patterns in the snow and with the plane positioned beyond and at the top of the frame.

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cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
11 Oct 2012 11:05AM
such clarity of light...looks amazing Grin
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
11 Oct 2012 11:13AM
An insight into Antarctic exploration Rod, clear and cold !!!
11 Oct 2012 11:58AM
Great shot, nice DOF. Looks very cold though, been down there in their summer on a cruise liner -7c but this looks a lot colder.

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