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From the sea ice, Mount Discovery and Black Island
McMurdo Station - Antarctica

From the sea ice, Mount Discovery on the right and Black Island on the left. Both were discovered by the British National Antarctic Expedition led by captain Scott in 1901-04.

Mount Discovery is a 2,680 m high isolated volcanic cone named after Scott's expedition ship the Discovery.

Black Island is about 12 miles long and projects through the Ross Ice Shelf to a height of 1,040 meters, it is named for its appearance. Black island is mainly ice free and composed chiefly of black volcanic rock.

12 October 2007

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This picture published courtesy of Alan Light - This picture is in the public domain.
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