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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dogs,CATs and Penguins in Antarctica

Dogs,CATs and Penguins in Antarctica from Antarctic Horse on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Amanda Bay - Antarctica

Horse trying to do a self portrait at Amanda Bay
One of the great travesties in life that one tends to overlook the sharing of your interests and wishs with others. If people don't know what you want, they are unable to help you get what you want. Last year I expressed an interest to photograph the scientists working with the penguins. To be involved with the scientists is a bit tricky because all sorts of permits and official okays need to be in place before a non-scientist can get this close to the penguins. So when a good scientist friend gave the okay to come and photograph the Emperor penguins at Amanda Bay, I was elated. 

Amanda Bay is West of Davis Station, about 40 min flying time in a helicopter. It is home to thousands of Emperor penguins. So while the scientists weighted and put GPS trackers on the fledglings, I photographed. It was a great day, and a privilege I will never forget. I've also made a little video on the day as well.

Have not idea what the litlle fluff balls where doing up on the icebergs at the back

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Voyage to Antarctica by Horse

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Southern Ocean Birds

Don't you just hate when all of a sudden you have a mind fart and you completely forget the password to gain access to your account. Well, my apologies to those who venture to this blog from time to time and have found that it has not been kept up to date.But here I am again with my password in hand and plenty to tell.

Below are a few of the Sea Birds that followed us south this summer season. The trip on the RSV Aurora Australis was relatively calm. The wild life especially the birds was great for us who photograph. I've included here some of my endeavours. I've found that I could use more practice shooting birds on the wing from a moving rolling and pitching boat. These are just a few of what a "Shot" and will include the others now I have a password. Hope to get my video of the trip up and online soon. Well, here's hoping anyway.

Antarctic Petrel

Black-browed Albatross

Giant Southern Petrel and Snow Petrel (Bloody Big Bird)

Giant Southern Petrel

Sooty Albatross
Royal Albatross

Royal Albatross