Volcanic bomb near the 1970 ash falls at Deception Island, fiancé for scale

Volcanic bomb near the 1970 ash falls at Deception Island, fiancé for scale


When we did manage to get ashore at Deception, Mr Whiddington posed next to a crinkly rock that looked and sounded a bit like phonolite

When we did manage to get ashore at Deception, Mr Whiddington posed next to a crinkly rock that looked and sounded a bit like phonolite


Talus slope formed of volcanic debris in Deception Island, West Antarctica. Some of the slippage looked fairly recent, due to the ice coverage.

Talus slope formed of volcanic debris in Deception Island, West Antarctica. Some of the slippage looked fairly recent, due to the ice coverage.


On a side note, we were unable to go ashore for a long time because a massive cruise liner which arrived after us but was obviously more important than us decided to prevent us from doing so, so they could go first.

Really don’t like when expeditions get sidelined for posh tourists.


This is a shot from inside the Deception Island crater. You can sail straight into the crater lake from that gap in the centre of the photo. Deception is a massive 5km wide caldera which was formed during a previous eruption that caused the entire volcanic edifice to collapse in on itself.

This is a shot from inside the Deception Island crater. You can sail straight into the crater lake from that gap in the centre of the photo. Deception is a massive 5km wide caldera which was formed during a previous eruption that caused the entire volcanic edifice to collapse in on itself.