Deception Island, active volcano caldera, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica.
Volcanic ash layers erode from a sea cliff. In the South Shetland Islands near the Antarctic Peninsula, Deception Island has one of the safest harbors in Antarctica. Deception Island is the caldera of an active volcano, which caused serious damage to local scientific stations in 1967 and 1969. The island previously held a whaling station and is now a tourist destination and scientific outpost, with research bases run by Argentina and Spain. The island is administered under the Antarctic Treaty System. The surrounding sea is closed by ice from early April to early December.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download