Antarctica – Stuck in Customs

Experimental in Antarctica

Daily Photo – Experimental in Antarctica

One of the highlights from my time in Antarctica was exploring the old huts which were used by early explorers. They were filled with loads of cool old equipment, some crazy stuff like massive iron cookers which were manufactured in the UK down to all these scientific items. And chocolate…

Experimental in Antarctica

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  • Date Taken2015-01-20 10:53:22
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time30
  • Aperture9
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Before it Sank

Daily Photo – Before it Sank

Here is one of the awesome Hägglund transporters that the team down at Antarctica New Zealand use. This is it in its natural state, unlike the day we were travelling in it and it started to sink through the ice. That wasn’t the most serene travel experience I’ve ever had!

Before it Sank

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  • Date Taken2015-01-25 08:40:21
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.7

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Shackleton in the News

Daily Photo – Shackleton in the News

I saw on the news earlier that there is a mission heading out to try and locate the shipwreck of Endurance near Antarctica. I can’t wait to see if they are successful and what sort of condition they find it in. In theory it will be pretty good condition considering it’s been down there for 100 years. Lack of life/bacteria due to the extreme conditions, etc. Here’s the inside of one of the huts used by explorers in Antarctica back then…

Shackleton in the News

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-20 10:53:22
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time30
  • Aperture9
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Antarctica from Above

Daily Photo – Antarctica from Above

One of the things I enjoyed the most (and there were lots) when in Antarctica was being able to view it from above as we flew about in the various planes and helicopters. It’s hard to know before going how varied it might be. Would it mostly be flat, icy nothingness? Definitely not and even when things were quite flat there was always something interesting to see, like these weird shapes in the ice.

Antarctica from Above

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  • Date Taken2015-01-15 12:32:03
  • CameraILCE-7S
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length23.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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Steppingstones in Antarctica

Daily Photo – Stepping Stones in Antarctica

These do look a bit like steppingstones, I think. Probably wouldn’t be wise to use them as such though…

Stepping Stones in Antarctica

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  • Date Taken2015-01-20 16:09:50
  • CameraILCE-7S
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture11
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length27.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Ancient. Antarctica.

Daily Photo – Ancient. Antarctica.

I lived in Antarctica for about a month, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I stayed at the New Zealand base (called Scott Base) along with about 100 other people. They were mostly scientists doing all kinds of strange research like looking at penguin poop and stuff. While there I would go out on little adventures with different groups of scientists and on this one, I was with someone that tags Orcas.

From the new NFT drop on Foundation

Ancient. Antarctica.

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  • Date Taken2015-01-18 09:10:13
  • CameraILCE-7S
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture9
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

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Slow Time in Antarctica

Daily Photo – Slow Time in Antarctica

Here’s a shot I got out of the helicopter on the way from one camp to another. The whole place is so raw and wild… since I had a double major in Geophysics (which I quit because of an argument with the professor), I’ve always been interested in geology and rocks. So being down here was a real treat… not that I could identify much at all, but still wonderful to see a unique landscape like this!

Slow Time in Antarctica

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  • Date Taken2015-01-13 00:53:49
  • CameraILCE-7S
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Projectile Penguin Poop

Daily Photo – Projectile Penguin Poop

I mentioned penguins for snacks in a recent post… One thing many people don’t know about penguins is they can shoot poop out like projectiles, so this is one reason that you don’t want to chase penguins. But none of them seemed too afraid of humans,

Projectile Penguin Poop

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  • Date Taken2015-01-09 14:34:12
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length200.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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What’s for Breakfast? Seal Blubber!

Daily Photo – What’s for Breakfast? Seal Blubber!

Actually down here in Antarctica, that is pretty much the only thing on the menu, at least in the olden days. This is one of the huts down there, just as it was originally used. They would just pile up the blubber by the front door to use throughout the winter. Maybe they would occasionally have a penguin or two to spice it up. I wonder what penguin tastes like?

What’s for Breakfast? Seal Blubber!

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-20 11:28:31
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture8
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Hiking in Antarctica

Inventions that Never Caught On

Here’s another reason I visit Reddit every day… just to see random stuff like this!

Inventions that never caught on. They lived more in future than we do in 2020 from r/nextfuckinglevel

Daily Photo – Hiking in Antarctica

Here’s a photo from our impromptu midnight hike in Antarctica. Believe it or not, things can get a little boring there. Nothing wrong with being bored, but it’s fun to spice things up when Stu and I recommend a midnight photo hike around the Dry Valley. There’s honestly not much else to do there after the science experiments are done.

Hiking in Antarctica

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  • Date Taken2015-01-16 23:09:38
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture11
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length18.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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