deception island

Antarctica

62.9409° S, 60.5554° W

 Deception Island was named by Nathaniel Palmer in 1820. Palmer gave it this name because it looks like an island from a distance. But it is the crater of an active volcano. The crater can be entered by ship through a narrow entrance called Neptune’s Bellows.

Scientists have discovered 91 volcanoes hidden beneath Antarctica’s ice, making it one of the world's largest volcanic regions.

These photographs were taken in 2015 inside the Deception Island crater. They were taken from the deck of the ship Ushuaia as it circled the crater. 

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