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McMurdo Station Pictures
165 pictures
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Pictures of Antarctica
and the Arctic

There are 2 sets of Pictures on this web-site, in many cases the pictures are the same in each set, but they are presented differently


Svalbard / Spitsbergen Pictures
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Set 1 - Captioned Slide-Show

I suggest you start here if you are a first time visitor. These pictures are fully captioned and give an illustrated "slide show" with the text as commentary if you keep clicking the "next" button. They give a pretty comprehensive overview of Antarctica and its wildlife - Start here.

None of the pictures in this section may be used elsewhere - many are the copyright of people not directly connected with this website who have allowed me use their copyright pictures.

Set 2 - Free Use Pictures and Stock Photos

The pictures here are presented with a brief title only, these are all the copyright of this site and its webmaster and may used elsewhere according to the "Free Use Guidelines" on each picture page. All of these pictures are also available for purchase outside of the free use guidelines, without a watermark and at higher resolution. Click the link on the large picture page.

If you want titled but uncaptioned pictures of Antarctica to use for FREE or purchase as stock photos click here - around 1400 pictures available!

Wildlife - Captioned

Adelie penguins on sea-ice
Pictures of Penguins in Antarctica

Thumbnails   Adelie  Chinstrap 
Gentoo & miscellaneous
Emperor penguins

Large pictures  Adelie  Chinstrap 
Gentoo &  miscellaneous


Pictures of Seals in Antarctica

Thumbnails  Weddell Fur
Elephant and Crabeater

Large pictures  Weddell  Fur
Elephant and Crabeater


Pictures of Other Antarctic Birds

Thumbnails   Snow petrels   Blue eyed shags   Skuas and others

Large pictures   Snow petrels   Blue eyed shags   Skuas and others

Scenic - Captioned

Pictures of Weather phenomena

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Pictures of Sea - ice formation

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Pictures of Icebergs 1

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Pictures of Icebergs 2

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Pictures of Mountains

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Pictures of Mountains 2

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Bases, Historical, Culture, Themed - Captioned

Antarctic Husky Pictures

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South Pole Station Pictures


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McMurdo Station Pictures


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Winter 2009 Thumbs  Winter 2009 large

FIDS Pictures - Signy

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The naming of Signy Island


Antarctica Travel Pictures

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Animal Encounters - Fur Seal

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Antarctic Fishing

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Whaling Pictures

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Diving in Antarctica

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Arctic

Greenland Pictures


150 pictures Thumbnails  Large Pictures

High Arctic Pictures 274 pictures

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Svalbard / Spitsbergen Pictures
244 pictures Thumbnails  Large Pictures

Now here's something new and amazingly cool! Gigapan - a panoramic picture made up of multiple images from a digital camera stitched together.
These images used courtesy of GNS Science New Zealand

Open this Gigapan picture in a new window to explore it in detail
This image is taken from the top of Observation Hill overlooking McMurdo Sound Antarctica - Scott's Cross in the Foreground

Zoom into the left and you'll see the New Zealand Scott Base, to the right the US McMurdo base, lots of details to zoom into en route

Open this Gigapan picture in a new window to explore it in detail
Scott Base, Antarctica a walk amongst the pressure ridges

 

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