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Deception Island

Listed under Islands in Antarctica.

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Deception Island. It’s an island of doom where the worst acts of human nature played out on its shores. A land of slaughter and blood situated on an active volcano waiting to erupt.

Deception Island was an old whalers station and all that is left of it today is a reminder of just how cruel human beings can be. Giant rusting barrels used to boil whale fat and decaying whale bones litter the beach and there is a feel of gloom hanging heavy in the air.

The dark day contributed to the scene. Grey skies and snow falling it was the perfect setting to quietly walk and contemplate our actions.

Read more on The Planet D Blog.

Written by  Dave and Deb.

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