Editor’s Note: These photographs may look old-fashioned now, but when we first started posting photos most images were scanned in from film negatives, and the resolution on the internet was very poor. Images needed to be only a few kilobytes so that you could download them with a phone modem; now they are thousands of times bigger. Recently we found the original high-res images. Click on them to see the full size. Learn more about our original film photographs and see the side-by-side difference.
A photo pictorial by our antarctic explorer, Vilmar. Read more about Vilmar’s adventure.
Most of these photos were taken by Vilmar. However, some he got from the public domain server accessible to McMurdo station personnel. To the best of our knowledge, they are put on a public domain directory for everyone on the station to use, and folks copy them off to send back home or to news sources. No copyrights are being violated. If you happen to be the photographer, please contact us and we will attribute the photos to you, or we will happily remove the images.