Up close with an iceberg
       
     
Nordenskjold Glacier
       
     
Wading out
       
     
Up close with an iceberg
       
     
Up close with an iceberg

I’d finished a holiday early to come back and try and resolve IT problems on station. Not a very fun reason to leave but getting picked up early wasn’t too bad when it gave us our first close encounter with a good sized iceberg.

Location: Cumberland Bay East, South Georgia. Date: 19th January 2017. Camera: Canon 7D with 17-70mm Sigma lens @ 17mm. 1/250 sec, f/78.0, ISO 100.

Nordenskjold Glacier
       
     
Nordenskjold Glacier

Visitors from another British Antarctic Station were being given a tour of the sights, including getting up close to the Nordenskjold Glacier.

We are required to keep twice as far away as the height of the glacier above the water for safety reasons (if part of that calved near you you’d know about it). The low angle and wide aperture make this look closer.

Location: Cumberland Bay, South Georgia. Date: 4th January 2018. Camera: Canon 7D with 300mm Canon lens. 1/800 sec, f/13, ISO 250.

Wading out
       
     
Wading out

A cold autumn morning for carrying out bird monitoring work. We were dropped on Green Peninsula to quickly check on a few giant petrels that we expected to have fledged. With all that ice and some hidden rocks the skipper wasn’t too happy bringing the RHIB in close so we had to wade out to him. We’ve got good, waterproof suits, but hell it’s still cold.

Location: Cumberland Bay, South Georgia. Date: 18th April 2017. Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25. 4.5mm, 1/640 sec, f/3.9, ISO 100.