Snow Desert

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Most of Antarctica is a flat, vast expanse of white. It is the highest, dryest, coldest and windiest continent on Earth.

This image has been taken today around noon, about 1km East of the main modules. The camera is looking North East. This would be a very typical view away from the station, with complete lack of any distinctive features.

A 20 knots gust of wind came just at the time the picture was taken – little “streams” of drifting snow can be seen extending from the camera position towards the horizon.