Mt Melbourne Volcano, Antarctica at dawn this morning

Mt Melbourne is the only active volcano on the mainland of Victoria Land, Erebus is on Ross Island. This volcano is 2,700 m high and last had fumerolic activity in the 1980s. This is what the volcano looked like at dawn this morning at Cape Washington. Cape Washington is also home to Antarctica’s largest Emperor Penguin colony, but at this time of year the colony has already broken up.

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