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British Antarctic Territory: Landscapes






The vistas in Antarctica are some of the most stunning landscapes humans
have set eyes on. The wild, dramatic skylines have been inspiring art,
science and exploration for the last two hundred years and many parts
still remain mysterious and untouched. The untamed natural environment
and unique light quality create an almost dream-like impact that
imprints itself on to the imagination.






Port Lockroy, Goudier Island 66p



Named after E. Goudier, chief engineer of the expedition ship Français,
Goudier Island is a small low-lying rocky island in a sheltered glacial
area. At the beginning of the season, fast ice is likely to surround
much of it, making it difficult to access. Snow cover melts back during
the summer, allowing for the safe passage of visitors on to the island.
It is home to Port Lockroy, a historic scientific base, living museum
and functioning post office. Here, you can see the base nestled in front
of the stunning Seven Sisters mountains as the ships would see it when
pulling in to a harbour.






Paradise Harbour 76p



Paradise Harbour is a wide bay formed by islands close to the Antarctic
Peninsula. It is known for its stunning views and its rich wildlife
populations. The surroundings are humbling, consisting of heavily
glaciated mountains and ice cliffs. It is also home to a spectacular
group of icebergs that create fascinating shapes and reflections. This
is known to be one of the most photogenic areas of the Antarctic
Peninsula.






Gould Bay, Weddell Sea £1.01



Gould Bay is home to a large emperor penguin colony. They reside on the
northeast corner of Berkner Island in the Weddell Sea. The Weddell Sea
is not what you might think of as a sea as it is frozen solid and flat
except for trapped icebergs. The view makes for long stretches of
undisturbed landscapes and dramatic horizons.






Neumayer Channel, Port Lockroy £1.22



Neumayer Channel is named after a German explorer and scientist, Georg
von Neumayer, who sailed it during his Antarctic expedition of 1897 –
1899. The channel is an ‘S’ shaped waterway through dramatic glaciers.
The waterway’s mountain vistas, ice-covered cliffs, steep glaciers, and
occasional whale sightings make Neumayer Channel one of the most
stunning passages of the Antarctic Peninsula. Here you can see one of
the Nansen sledges on Chains Landing, which is one of the first things
visitors to Port Lockroy will see when they land on Goudier Island.






Technical Details



Designer Bee Design



Photography



66p, £1.22 UKAHT



76p, £1.01 © Sue Flood



FDC Polar Regions Department, FCO



Printer Cartor



Process Stochastic lithography



Perforation 13 ¼ x 13 ½ per 2cms



Stamp size 42 x 28mm



Sheet layout 20 (2 x 10 Se-tenant pairs)



Release date November 2018



Production Co-ordination Creative Direction (Worldwide) Ltd





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