Mount Melbourne and Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica

Mount Melbourne stands at 2,732 m (8,963 ft) tall.

It is a stratovolcano looming over Terra Nova Bay in Victoria Land of Antarctica - an area extensively explored during Scott's Terra Nova Expedition.

It was named after British Prime Minister Lord Melbourne, having been discovered by James Clark Ross in 1841. The most recent eruption was in the 18th-19th Century.

I was lucky enough to have a few days in Terra Nova Bay whilst travelling to and from McMurdo Base and so naturally took some long walks - it was a special place to visit- with icebergs gleaming back in the distance, Orcas spotted in the water around the coast and Mount Melbourne towering over the horizon.

Date

February 27, 2012

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