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  • Deception Island
  • View of the area at Deception Island, off the Antarctic Peninsula, where Sir Hubert Wilkins made the first flight in Antarctica in 1928. Deception Island is a drowned caldera (volcanic crater) covered in black volcanic sand from the last eruption in 1970. The heat remaining in the sand warms the water along the shoreline and creates steam. Photographed January 2004

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