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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Ella Derbyshire
- Explore score
- 0.05 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Jun 04, 2008
- Date taken
- Feb 24, 2008
The South Shetland Islands are in the Southern Ocean just west of the Antarctic Peninsula. Half Moon Island is well-placed in the opening of Moon Bay on the east side of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands. This rocky island is only 2 kilometers across.
Half Moon Island is the home of the Argentine naval station Teniente Camara, which is operated only during the southern summers. The island also has an impressive Chinstrap Penguin rookery which can be viewed in another panorama on this gigapan.org web site.
Looking for information about the island on the internet, I discovered that Half Moon Island was the locale for the stranding of 21tourists from the Lapataia in February of 1967. During the incident, the castaways used supplies from the naval station, which was at the time closed for the season.
This panorama was shot with Nikon D80 and stitched with Autopano Pro. If you can't see the island on the map at the right. try clicking + a few times. Hey, you never know....