The Big Picture: Antarctica

The Big Picture: Antarctica

The Big Picture: Antarctica

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Nov. 12 2008 8:26 AM

The Big Picture: Antarctica

The Big Picture (the Boston Globe's feature displaying gorgeous super-hi-res pictures) is running a page full of shots of Antarctica. I give the author much credit for including several pics of astronomical observatories and aurorae; a lot of science goes on in the extreme south.

But this one jumped out at me; one of my favorite aspects of Antarctica is the deep, rich colors superposed on stark, white, but richly textured backgrounds:

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Ice tunnel in Antarctica

That's incredible. Go to The Big Picture right now and look at them all, and add it to your feed reader.

I've always wanted to go to Antarctica, even after watching "The Thing". I hope someday to go, and see this last place on Earth.