Postcards from readers: González Videla Antarctic Base
02/03/2013 12:00 AM
09/26/2014 11:42 PM
The photographer: Rich Howard of Carmichael
Behind the lens: González Videla Antarctic Base is a Chilean station on the Antarctic Peninsula where tourists are allowed to visit. The gentoo penguins are standing around like they don't know where to go despite the signpost. I also like that everything on the sign post is north – New York and Santiago – and that I don't even know where some of these places are. The smell and the noise are missing, but the mountain in the background gives a hint of the wild Antarctica that is never far away.
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