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Rusty Ladder

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Deception Island - Whale Oil Tank

Imagine my surprise when visiting Antarctica to stumble upon rusty things. I love rust and decay and here I was at the bottom of the world at an old whaling station and there was rust and lots of it. So I went crazy and shot a lot of photos. One of them is above of a ladder going up a tank that held whale oil. You’ll see more from this series over time here on this blog. What I remember most is that about ten minutes after I shot this photo I went swimming not one but twice. Swam out to an iceberg. Very stupid thing to do. On the swim back to shore my limbs stopped functioning. The cold water there will zap you and kill you quickly. Makes for great stories now, but I will never forget how cold it was. This was photographed on Deception Island.

Author: Kevin Raber

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One thought on “Rusty Ladder

  1. What a great angle for the shot. I hope your swimming will be confined to warmer climes, though…what on earth possessed you?

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