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Whale Oil Tanks In Antarctica

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Rusting whale oil tanks

Rusting whale oil tanks

One of the coolest places to visit in Antarctica is Deception Bay.  You have to go through this narrow channel to get there and you basically go inside what was once a volcano.  Now it is a giant bay and years ago whalers used this area as a place to harvest their whale catch.  There are stories that there was so much blood from butchering the whales that the whole bay turned red  now it is long abandoned,  There was a volcanic eruption not too long ago and much is buried.  What you can’t bury are these rusted old whale oil tanks.  I love rust and including them in this landscape.

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