Acacia Johnson is an artist and photographer from Alaska. Drawn to remote places and otherworldly landscapes, her work has focused on the environment, conservation, and the connections between people and place. After receiving a Fulbright grant to...
At Whaler's Bay in the Deception Island caldera, the remains of a gentoo penguin lies on the black sand beach. In the background are the remains of the Hektor Whaling Station, and the massive tanks once used to store whale oil and fuel.
A cover for a freshwater well lies on the volcanic beach of Whaler's Bay, Deception Island. The structure is from the Hektor Whaling Station (Norway, 1912-31) when freshwater was essential for the steam-boilers used to process the whales. There were thought to be 6 well-houses along this stretch of beach.
A rock formation marking the eastern side of Neptune's Bellows, the narrow passage into the Deception Island caldera. Ships entering must take care to sail close to the coastline, as a submerged rock known as Ravn Rock lies directly in the center of the passage.
Chinstrap penguins on the volcanic beach at Baily Head, on the southeast corner of Deception Island - a natural amphitheater with Antarctica's largest colony of chinstrap penguins, estimated at 100,000 breeding pairs.
Nesting chinstrap penguins at Baily Head, on the southeast corner of Deception Island - a natural amphitheater with Antarctica's largest colony of chinstrap penguins, estimated at 100,000 breeding pairs.
A derelict hut stands alone on a dramatic slope of snow and ash, deep inside the Deception Island caldera. It lies about 1 km south of Pendulum Cove, where the remains of the Chilean Presidente Pedro Aguirre Cerda Station (destroyed by volcanic activity in the late 1960s) are located.
The landscape feature known as Neptune's Window, as viewed from inside the Deception Island caldera, an easy walk from Whaler's Bay. This is the site from which Nathaniel Palmer claimed to have glimpsed the Antarctic Peninsula for the first time in 1820.