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.
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. An
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.
Adelaide had a reason to be afraid yet again this Halloween. This years pre City Dirt Jam was my first time going, and it was pretty much all the hype i’d heard and more. Much more. There was a few crazy things done on the bikes and everyone got a good ride in before the rain came after dark. That didn’t stop the party as everyone there had come in a Halloween spirit.
As it gets closer to me going down to Antarctica again for another summer, i am thinking about it more and more and i found this GoPro footage of when i left via plane taking off from the ice runway, ‘Wilkins Aerodrome’. I remember listening to Metallica as we were taking off and thinking it went well together, the vast landscapes we were leaving and the long instrumentals from one of my favourite bands.
For the second year in a row i went over to Adelaide for the Halloween weekend of BMX festivities. There was the Chief Street Halloween party jam on the Friday night, City Dirt’s ‘Almost-Octoberfest’ Jam on the Saturday and Nathan Parker’s Jam at his ‘Herm Trails’ spot north of the city. It was all time, action packed and fun as anything.
Here are a selection of my favorite photos from Saturday at City Dirt.
A big thanks to all the riders who killed it and showed us what it’s like to fly all weekend.