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Antarctica: crabeater seals under the ice

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#1 heynsheyns

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 10:05 AM

Went down to Antarctica in March (7 days on the peninsula). We made it down past the polar circle to  66˚ 33’ 47.5’S and were able to dive under an iceberg in Crystal Sound where a friendly and curious crabeater seal chose to spend some time with us under the ice. A pretty magical experience.

 

A few photos embedded here. For more pictures see: instagram.com/bunderwater

 

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by Michael Heyns, on Flickr

 

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by Michael Heyns, on Flickr

 

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Michael Heyns, on Flickr

 

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by Michael Heyns, on Flickr

 

 



#2 SwiftFF5

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:59 AM

Wow, what a wonderful experience that must have been.  That is a "bucket list" trip for me.  Thanks for the images.


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#3 errbrr

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 01:38 PM

Looks spectacular - I would love to go. I assume from the black and white that the vis was not ideal. What was the average vis situation across the trip?



#4 carlarmijo

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 07:54 AM

I love this set! Great job on #1. I love the close up!



#5 Devilfish

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 05:29 PM

Beautiful, when I went I settled for snorkeling, since hauling my own dive gear as required, plus u/w camera equipment, seemed too difficult. It ended up being a good choice for a number of reasons but I wish I could have done just one dive. 



#6 Divebiddie

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 04:56 PM

Dramatic. I love them!

#7 Aldebaran

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 07:06 AM

beautiful images!



#8 marktipple

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 04:29 AM

Amazing, was the light easier to work with having all that white ice / reflectors around?







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