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Photos from Antarctica

I have participated in five expeditions to Antarctica - in 1987, 1989, 1993, 1994 and 2000. Below are photos illustrating what it is like to live and work in Antarctica - as well as some photos on wildlife and scenery. I have shot most of the the photos - feel free to use them for educational purposes...

Base Camp on Alexander Island, Antarctica. 2000.

Abandoned penguin rookery, Southern Victoria Land. 1994.

Adelie penguin resting. Ghaul Cove, Horseshoe Island. 1989.

Base camp, Brandy Bay, James Ross Island. 1993.

Brandy Bay field team: Christian Hjort, Per M÷ller, Ëlafur Ingˇlfsson, Svante Bj÷rck, Juan Lirio, Ole Humlum

Chinstrap penguins, South Shetland Islands. 1987.

Christian waiting out a three-day blizzard, Cape Melville, Livingston Island. 1987.

Coring moss bank on Elephant Island. 1987.

Glacial erratics of granite and gneiss, Cape Lachman, James Ross Island. 1989.

Field equipped on a glacier, Alexander Island, 2000.

Gentoo penguins at nest, Brown Bluffs, Antarctic Peninsula, 1987.

George VI Sound ice shelf pushes against Alexander Island. 2000.

Giant Petrell, South Shetland Islands. 1987.

Glaciomarine sediments. The Naze, James Ross Island. 1987.

Ice cored moraines. Ares Oasis, Alexander Island. 2000.

In situ shells at contact between shallow marine and littoral sediments. The Naze, James Ross Island. 1987.

Ross Sea Drift with Keynite erratics, Taylor Valley, Southern Victoria Land. 1994.

Svante Bj÷rck studying a lake sediment core from Horseshoe Island. 1989.

Strandlines above Lake Wanda, Wright Valley, Southern Victoria Land. 1994.

Southern end of the Lemaire Channel, Antarctic Peninsula. 1987.

Moraines, Ares Oasis, Alexander Island. 2000.

Moss bank core, Elephant Island. 1987.

Penguins in Hope Bay, Antarctic Peninsula. 1987.

Pressure ridges in front of George VI Sound shelf ice transgressing Alexander Island. 2000.

Raised beach ridge at Cape Roberts, Southern Victoria Land. 1994.

Raised beach ridges disappear below Wilson Piedmont Glacier, Southern Victora Land. 1994.

Ross Sea Drift - morainic ground cover. Explorers Cove, Southern Victoria Land. 1994.

Camp on sea ice, Explorers Cove, Southern Victoria Land. 1994.

Glacial trimline at Hjorth Hill, Taylor Valley, Southern Victoria Land. 1994.

Blizzard, with maximum wind speed of >50 m/sek, raged for 4 days. Brandy Bay, James Ross Island. February 1993.

Columbantus quitensis, one of two flowering plants in Antarctica. 1989.

Descampsia antarctica, the other flowering plant of Antarctica. 1987.

Crabeater seal, James Ross Island. 1993.

Setting up of base camp, Cape Lachman, James Ross Island. 1989.

Elephant seals, Livingston Island. 1989.

Elephant seal, South Shetland Islands. Photo: Rolf Zaale, 1987.

Emperor shag, South Shetland Islands. Photo: Rolf Zaale, 1987.

Female fur seal, South Georgia. Photo: Ingibj÷rg Svala Jˇnsdˇttir, 1991

Chick of a Giant petrell. Livingston Island. 1989.

Great skuas, Marguerite Bay, 2000.

Leopard Seal, Horseshoe Island. 1989.

Royal penguins, South Georgia. Photo: Ingibj÷rg Svala Jˇnsdˇttir, 1991.

The expedition vessel, Stena Arctica, in heavy sea ice, western Wedell Sea, 1989.

Talking to a seal, Ghaul Cove, Horseshoe Island. 1989.

The lichen Usnea Antarctica. South Shetland Islands. 1987.

A resting Weddell Seal. James Ross Island. 1993.

Whiteout on the Ross Shelf. 1994.

Skidoos with sledges on the McMurdo Sound. 1994.

Hagglund snowmobile in a crevasse. Photo: Ole Melander, 1988.

A sign announcing British Crown Land - in the middle of nowhere, Argentine Islands. 1987.

Mt. Flora and Esperanza Station, Hope Bay. 1989.

The lonliest place in Antarctica - a helo refuelling base, Marble Point, Southern Victoria Land. 1994.

"Icelandic base camp", James Ross Island. 1989.

"Green Piece" in Antarctica. McMurdo Station. 1994.

Elephant Seals quarrelling. Livingston Island. 1989.

Crossing Utopia Glacier, Alexander Island. 2000.

Chinstrap penguins on nest. Antarctic Peninsula. 1987.

Canada Glacier and Lake Fryxell. Taylor Valley, Southern Victoria Land. 1994.

Camp on Ross Shelf Ice. Mt. Erabus in the background. 1994.

Breaking through sea ice. Algae gives the ice colour banding. 1987.

Base Camp on Utopia Glacier, Alexander Island. 2000.

An angry little Adelie penguin. 1989.

Among the penguins, Greenwich Island. 1987.

A colony of Chinstrap penguins. 1987.

A rock glacier on James Ross Island. 1989.

A sunburnt Christian Hjort on Alexander Island. 2000.

Antarctic Sheetbills. 1987.

Blizzard in McMurdo Station. 1994.

Commonwealth Glacier, Taylor Valley, Southern Victoria Land. 1994.

Dead ice morainic landscape. Alexander Island. 2000.

The Drygalski Ice Tongue entering the Ross Sea, 2000.

Northern edge of the George VI Souund ice shelf. 2000.

Faraday Base, Argentine Islands. 1987.

Glacial drift in front of the Canada Glacier, Taylor Valley, Southern Victoria Land. 2000.

Massive ground ice, Cape Lachman, James Ross Island. 1989.

Massive ground ice below a marine terrace, Cape Lachman, James Ross Island. 1989.

Me in Base Esperanza, Hope Bay. Photo: Christian Hjort, 1987.

Nunatak on Brabant Island, Antarctic Peninsula. 1989.

Paul Berkman setting up GPS points. Southern Victoria Land. 1994.

Per M÷ller sitting beside an Argentinean priest on the way to Antarctica, 1993.

Tent in a storm, Cape Melville, King George Island. 1987.

View across the Commonwealth Glacier towards Lake Fryxell and the Canada Glacier. Taylor Valley, Southern Victoria Land. 1994.

Weddell Seals close to tidal crack, Ross Sea, Southern Victoria Land. 1994.

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