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    • Members of the team display a shark caught aboard the ship on the way to Montevideo.
    • View of an iceberg from the Baltic Admiral Vladimirsky research vessel in the area of Alexander I Land during a voyage to the Bellingshausen Antarctic station.
    • Fur seals at sea in the Montevideo area.
    • Iceberg in the area of the island of Adelaide in Antarctica.
    • View of the Wilkins Ice Shelf from aboard the Admiral Vladimirsky en route to the Bellingshausen Antarctic Station
    • A view from the deck of the Baltic Fleet research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky in the area of Alexander I Land while sailing to the Bellingshausen Antarctic station
    • Humpback whale near Adelaide Island while sailing to Bellingshausen Antarctic Station
    • Halibut, caught by a crew member on the Admiral Vladimirsky vessel of the Baltic Fleet, while sailing to the Antarctic Bellingshausen station
    • Cape Mascar on Adelaide Island in Antarctica.
    • Humpback whale in the area of Adelaide Island
    • A team member runs on board the Admiral Vladimirsky
    • First-rank Captain Oleg Osipov aboard the Admiral Vladimirsky in the area of Alexander I Land while sailing to the Bellingshausen Antarctic station
    • View of Rothschild Island from the Admiral Vladimirsky research vessel of the Baltic Fleet while sailing to the Bellingshausen Antarctic Station
    • Fur seal at sea in the Montevideo area
    • A view from the Baltic Fleet research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky in the area of Alexander I Land while sailing to the Bellingshausen Antarctic Station
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    View of icebergs from the Baltic Fleet research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky while sailing to the Bellingshausen Antarctic station.

    The cold, monochrome world of the South Pole hides amazing life and a host of natural wonders. Here, the eye learns to distinguish many shades of white, and the mind wonders how life can exist in such extreme climatic conditions.

    Until recently, few people have visited the Earth's poles and those that can are either part of a scientific or research expedition, or in the company of filmmakers making documentaries about wildlife.

    In this photo gallery you can view the South Pole from the deck of the research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky.

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