The Laurence M. Gould returns to Palmer Station to pick up passengers for the long ride back to Chile through the Drake Passage. (Jason Orfanon/NPR) hide caption

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A young male elephant seal chilling out in Antarctica. Jason Orfanon/NPR hide caption

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The Picture Show

Elephants Of Antarctica

NPR science producer Jason Orfanon sends another dispatch from Antarctica. Hear the mellifluous sound of a snoring elephant seal!

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