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Geographic South Pole by Ella Derbyshire

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Ella Derbyshire Ella Derbyshire
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$8.00 to $725.00
0.08 Gigapixels
Date added
Oct 29, 2008
Date taken
Oct 27, 2008

Nikon D80's

architectural, environmental, geology, landscape, nature, travel

Amundsen Scott Station is a cold, isolated community of scientists and support personel at the bottom of the world, the South Pole.

This is a peculiar place. Anywhere you look, you really are looking north. The station has an alpha entrance on one end and a zulu entrance on the other end. Both of them are, in reality, north entrances.

Each year has only one sunrise and one sunset. From the Spring Equinox to the Fall Equinox, the sun never sets. The rest of the year the sun is below the horizon. It is cold here. Actually it is the highest, driest, coldest place that I have visited.

You can see some of the research buildings in this panorama. There is also evidence of people at play. You can have fun looking around this photograph without worrying about frostbite.

Believe it or not, this is the view from the window of my new office. Of course, it faces north. The 21 images of this panorama were photographed with a Nikon D80 and stitched with Autopano Pro.

Gigapan Comments (4)

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  1. rose

    rose (August 31, 2009, 04:18PM )

    Ha! I was planning on going to the pole to see what it's like, but you have done such an amazing job photographing it (when the sun was up) that I don't have to. Thank goodness, -100 degrees Fahrenheit is a bit nippy!! Love your photos! I am your biggest fan!!

  2. Steven Tung

    Steven Tung (July 05, 2009, 04:12PM )

    I have been there now ! :-)

  3. Ron Schott

    Ron Schott (October 30, 2008, 04:50AM )

    Wow! First GigaPans of BOTH poles! We are not worthy!

  4. Jeff Cushner

    Jeff Cushner (October 30, 2008, 01:18AM )

    What a wonderful experience, exploring the South Pole! As I wandered around, it became very apparent to me that I felt exactly like I was exploring the mars panoramas; outwordly! Thanks for sharing it!

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