Thursday, April 3, 2014
Antarctica - Admiralty Bay, King George Island
Admiralty Bay, King George Island
Sent by Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station on King George Island, off the coast of Antarctica.
King George Island (Argentina: Isla 25 de Mayo, Chile: Isla Rey Jorge, Russian: Vaterloo (Waterloo)) is the largest of the South Shetland Islands, lying 120 kilometres (75 mi) off the coast of Antarctica in the Southern Ocean. The island was named after King George III.
King George island has three major bays, Maxwell Bay, Admiralty Bay, and King George Bay. Admiralty Bay contains three fjords, and is protected as a Antarctic Specially Managed Area under the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty. (read further)