Antarctic Expedition - cviethphoto

Neptunes Bellows (62°50'S, 62°33'W) - a channel on the SE side of Deception Island in the South Shetland Archipelago forming the entrance to Port Foster, the caldera of an active volcano.

It was so named because of strong gusts of wind that sometimes blow across the mouth of the channel. Sailing through here is exciting - it's a gap of only 400m wide and our ship captain navigated his way through by hugging the northern side (avoiding a submerged rock that lies just below the surface of the water in the middle of the bellows).

Deception IslandRockSouthern OceanlandscapeSeascapeAntarticanature