This picture taken from McMurdo at around 1:00 AM local time shows Mt. Discovery and its eastern slopes swept by strong winds blowing snow over to create a silver lining. I'm looking across the Ross Ice Shelf to the mountain and zoomed in at around 400mm. The sun is a little outside the top left corner.
The summit of the mountain (2692 meters) is more than 40 miles (~65 km) from my lens! Try to imagine the scale of the windy weather on the slopes of the mountain.
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Karmenu (1408) 2008-01-29 13:15
Just Beutiful! A really amzing place! Antartica...
How lucky you are to visit this natural paradise!
Estelle (2764) 2008-01-29 15:16
There are not many pictures of the Antartica on TE.
Thanks for the instructive note.
Sanderson-Brown (6) 2008-01-29 16:29
you are very lucky to be able to have visited such a wonderful place. The weather must be quite different to anything i have ever experienced.
Well done for capturing the wind with such power
thanks for sharing
ag1993 (634) 2008-01-30 13:09
Good photo with good colours. That is my wish to visit Antartica.
jovenol (199) 2008-02-02 12:43
Very good shot! The winds on the snow and the light is superb!