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Iceburgs in Antarctica.

Monsters of the Deep.

During my time down at Casey Station in Antarctica this season, i got to go out on a ‘burg cruise’ in the IRB’s. A trip on the boats to drive around some of the giants in the southern ocean. These iceburgs are huge from a distance and massive up close. They are big on top of the water and monsters under the surface. Some are grounded and dont move for years. Others float back and forth daily. Overall it was such a amazing experience i will never forget.

Here are some photos i got from my GoPro camera half underwater trying to show the size of them. The last is from the Canon showing what it looks like on top. Remember 10% on top 90% underneath. rgatfield_27feb15_iceburg_gopro_1 rgatfield_27feb15_iceburg_gopro_2 rgatfield_27feb15_iceburg_gopro_3 rgatfield_27feb15_iceburg_gopro_4 rgatfield_27feb15_iceburg_gopro_5

This iceburg in the background is the one we called the ‘Cathedral’ and the one all these underwater shots are of.rgatfield_27feb15_iceburg_canon1

Adélie Penguins in Antarctica.

I have so many photos of Adélie Penguins it’s becoming a problem. I don’t have enough time to go through the Gigabites of photo files of these guys. They are comical on land, majestic in the water and sometimes fly through the air.

And yet, i can’t get enough of them.

Here are some photos of the Adélie Penguins, one photo of a Skua right after taking a Penguin egg and one of the egg after the meal.rgatfield_eightythreephoto_penguin8_jan15_webres rgatfield_eightythreephoto_penguin7_jan15_webres rgatfield_eightythreephoto_penguin6_jan15_webres rgatfield_eightythreephoto_penguin5_jan15_webres rgatfield_eightythreephoto_penguin4_jan15_webres rgatfield_eightythreephoto_penguin3_jan15_webres rgatfield_eightythreephoto_penguin2_jan15_webres rgatfield_eightythreephoto_penguin1_jan15_webres rgatfield_eightythreephoto_penguin_jan15_webres

Four images from Antarctica.

I have taken many photos since being here at Casey Station this summer season, but not uploaded that often. Hoping to change that now i have a collection building up.

Here are a couple of selfies and a couple of a hike around the snow and ice.

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I’m on Flickr

I’ve been a little inactive on Flickr lately, but i’m getting back into it and have started uploading more regularly.

Here is my latest image and if you click on it you’ll go my Flickr page where you can find more images.

Southern monster

Antarctica, again.

It’s happening again. I’ve made the trip down to Casey Station for another summer in Antarctica.

We flew down a few days ago on a government Airbus A319. From Hobart to Wilkins Aerodrome, 70 kms from Casey. Inside, it’s not your usual commercial airplane. Some seats are missing for more moving around room, the cockpit is open and you can go hang out with the pilots and 40 minutes from landing on the ice we put on our full survival gear ready to step out into -15c degree temperatures.

I made a few photos of inside the plane on our trip down. Antarctic_flight_NOV2014_webres5 Antarctic_flight_NOV2014_webres4 Antarctic_flight_NOV2014_webres3 Antarctic_flight_NOV2014_webres2 Antarctic_flight_NOV2014_webres1An

Flying over the beach in fog.

While i was up on the Northern Beaches in NSW recently i went to Avalon Beach early one morning to fly the DJI Phantom 2 and get some GoPro footage. It was completely foggy but it made for some different video. A bit scared of flying it over the ocean, but it worked out ok.