A leopard seal, napping on an ice flow.
Adele penguin on nearby Torguson Island.
Me watching a pair of Adeles.
Adele hard at work nest building.
This pair seems to prefer just standing together to actually nest building.
Unpacking a years worth of foos.
Back on Torguson.
The birders estimate 1200 pairs have arrived to nest this season.
Antarctic Blue-Eyed Shags.
Southern Ocean Elephant Seal, the largest seal.
Escorting Scott, a photographer with the NSF Artists and Writers program.
Antarctic Fur Seals. The males get to 450 lbs, females weight 90lbs.
Southern Giant Petrel.
Snowy Sheath bill.
Weddell Seal with baby.
Gentoo Penguins fishing.
Breathe, swim, breathe, swim.
Gentoos on Janis Island.
Gentoos with Mt Peterman in the background.
Shells uncovered by melting snow.
Outcropping on Torgerson Island.
Ice left high and dry by tides.
This resident iceberg must be stuck on the bottom.
Downhill penguin tracks.
Grass on a small island.
Taking emergency supply caches to Stepping Stones Islands.
The gangway is lowered so we can go ashore.
The first cargo ashore is
"freshies" (fresh food).
The LM Gould at the dock our second day on station.
Fueling hose to transfer diesel from the ship to station.
"Mowing the lawn" Antarctica style, pushing ice out of the boat parking lot.
Me practicing my bowline knot.
Practicing deploying the spill containment berm.
Servicing the UV measurement instrument on the roof of TerraLab.
My predecessor Neal.
The weather display room.
Neal showing me the air sampling flasks.
In the clean air building, preparing for air sampling.
Air Sampling in back of TerraLab.
Checking the VLF cable going up the glacier.
Loading northbound cargo aboard the Gould.
Line handlers at the bow, helping the Gould get on her way.
Line handlers at the Stern.
Tradition dictates that those remaining on station honor their departing friends by leaping in the water.
The water is -1 deg C. COLD !!!
A day of beautiful weather.
The building I work in, Terra Lab.
My commute to work. Usually it is either blowing 50 miles and hour or snowing, or both.
Shawn working in front of GWR (Garage Warehouse Recreation). I live on the 2nd story of this building.
Me in the "backyard".
The view to the continent from the top of the glacier.
Snow on the route markers.
Sea ice and chunks of glacier ice in Hero Inlet.
The glacier meets the sea.
Ice close to the zodiac parking lot.
Glacier search and rescue gear depot.
A back view of Terra Lab.
Mountains of the continent.
Frost on the boats on a clear day.
Sunday afternoon recreation.
Our weather vane is the shape of a krill.
Me with a friend from the research aquarium.
We were about to let them go so we decided to have a closer look first.