For some reason, it is mistakenly assumed that the world of Antarctica is a solid white silence consisting of snow, ice and hummocks. However, nature does not like monotony, preferring to create something unusual.
Bloody Falls, flowing from the Taylor Glacier, became such an object of attention. For almost a century, he was one of the inexplicable mysteries of nature that surrendered only to scientists of the twenty-first century.
Taylor Glacier Blood
From afar, a wide stream really looks like a bleeding wound. The red-orange mass flowing from a huge white glacier makes a lasting impression. It is hard to imagine what emotions Griffith Taylor, the discoverer of this natural wonder, experienced. The bloody glacier first appeared in 1911 to an Australian who made a research trip in the McMurdo Strait, part of the Dry Valleys. Continue reading
“Devil’s Mouth”, “Ship Cemetery”, “Old Eater” – that is how Cape Horn was called for centuries by sailors and travelers. It is the southernmost point of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. This is not just a point on the map, but a very unusual and legendary place.
Inscribed in the history of shipping and covered in legends
This place has the most terrible climate. The temperature ranges from -2 to +14, there is no warmer here. The main feature is the almost unchanging weather. Z00 days a year it rains and a strong wind blows. It is in this wind that lies all the insidiousness and inhospinity of Cape Horn. The fact is that this wind constantly makes “round-the-world travels”, flying around the planet, without encountering any obstacles. And then a narrow strait arises in his way. Here the wind rages, passing a limited space. Continue reading