Photos from Matt Allner

Day 1--Ocean sunset south of VallenarDay 1--Ocean sunset south of Vallenar
Day 1--Ocean sunset south of Vallenar
Linda Powers briefs science team in Vallenar
Linda Powers briefs science team in Vallenar
Jim Nienow sets up probeware for env. conditions data
Jim Nienow sets up probeware for env. conditions data
Looking for rocks with desert varnish, or any hints of life
Looking for rocks with desert varnish, or any hints of life
Hanging out in the backyard of the Yungay Station
Hanging out in the backyard of the Yungay Station

Me and my trusty Kelty tent!
Possible sign of life, or water? (North of the Rock Garden)
Possible sign of life, or water? (North of the Rock Garden)
Jacek explains the weather station, located near Yungay
Jacek explains the weather station, located near Yungay
Ivan uses careful sterile techniques to collect a soil sample
Ivan uses careful sterile techniques to collect a soil sample
A little taste of US-Chilean teacher collaboration--can you tell it is warm!
A little taste of US-Chilean teacher collaboration--can you tell it is warm!
 A small sign of life to remind us we aren't the only life in the Atacama Desert
A small sign of life to remind us we aren't the only life in the Atacama Desert
Claudia holds up ice in the middle of the desert!
Claudia holds up ice in the middle of the desert!
Marco poses in the Salt Canyons of El Valle de la Luna.
Marco poses in the Salt Canyons of El Valle de la Luna.
A moment of silence at the Yungay Cementary
Marco poses in the Salt Canyons of El Valle de la Luna.
How can you not smile when you get to be with great people like Linda and Penny!
How can you not smile when you get to be with great people like Linda and Penny!