This photo shows another reason why Antartica rocks. Gas and heat escape Mount Erebus melting snowcaps, thus creating crazy caves. Steam escaping from the caves create chimneys (shown here) as high as 60 feet.
Smithsonian.org has a quick article with a small collection of amazing photos by by George Steinmetz.
I love the Smithsonian. Great institution, great magazine. One of these days, I’m going to have to head out to Wasington D.C. and actually visit that place.
I’ll come with you MarkR! Julia Child’s kitchen is that the Smithsonian!
Antarctica [check your spelling moose] is a very cool place, literally!
I honestly don’t mind bitter cold as long as there is brilliant sunshine.
I just started reading the December 2006 issue of Smithsonian and found the article and photos of Mt. Erebus in Antarctica shown in this post. Very cool.