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Antarctica 2008

At work (image by Fumiko Shioda)

Below is a set of images taken on a trip aboard the Russian icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov to the Antarctic during the Austral spring of 2008.

All images are copyright 'Ferdinand Valk'. It is expressly forbidden to use any or all of these images without prior consultation and permission (email arctic at fvalk.com).

High resolution imagery (tiff) is available. A catalogue with thumbnails, pricing and Terms & Conditions is available upon request.

A PDF file with a presentation given at a seminar in Guildford, UK July 19, 2009 for the Group for Earth Observation (GEO) can be found here: Guildford-fvalk.pdf. Please be aware that the file is large (82 MByte) as it contains several animations and some photo material as well. Right-click the link to save to your local computer.

 

Rio Plata, Buenos Aires

Trelew airport, Patagonia

Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego

Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego

End/Begin of Panamericana

Ushuaia harbour

Main street 'San Martin' Ushuaia

Leaving Ushuaia port

Cabin aboard Kapitan Khlebnikov

Albatros

Petrel

No flapping required

Icebergs around South Shetlands

Sunglint

Tabular iceberg

Penguins on ice floe

Weddell Sea iceberg

Weddell Sea increasing ice cover

Closing in on multi-year sea ice

Foraging penguins

Penguins on pack-ice

Fleeing from approching ice breaker

Reconnaissance and transportation helicopter

Basecamp

Igloo

Ice sculpture

Strolling emperors

Waiting chicken

Emperor

Fatty chick

Saturation

Satisfaction

Protection

Colony

extent of colony

Watch out for birds

Humpty Dumpty

Can opener

Hazy white

Parking the Ice Breaker

Sea Ice and Snow Hill

Icy (a) Bird

Sky

Emperor group

Chick with parents

Danger

Skua

Weddell Seal pup

Yelping

To infinity and beyond

waiter

Khlebnikov from helicopter

Night falls

Sunset

Pinnacle

Pulling sledge

Foraging highway

Back from sea

Hunting for food

Self

Glacier ice

Breathing hole

Meeting at sea

Strolling Emperors

Speech recognition

Thirst

Too big to be convenient

Colony five

Frigid spot

Feeding

Singing

Calling Mom

Tenderness

Expectation

Up and over the hill

Listen to this one

Scanning the horizon

Adapted tongue

Uphill battle

Ice cave

Arch

ship's wake freeze

Rare ice free rock

Weddell seal with pup

Resting mom

Two pups

Calling out

Watchful pup

Eating/drinking snow

Quenching thirst

Skua and prey

Colony 6

Watching morene

A tall order

Posing

The photographers

Who goes first?

Chilly sunbathing

Jumping out the water

Flying Penguin

Mom waking up

Breaking ice again

Breaking ice as seen by helicopter

Approaching quite fast

Corridor

Devil Island

Adelie penguin colony

Nesting Adelie

Mating, nesting

Inclement weather

Windy

Table

Nesting Gentoo

Gentoo stone nests

Finding stones

Ready to mate

Brown Bluff, mixed colony

Snowy Sheathbill

Shore ice

Brown Bluff Coast Line

Kelp

Gentoo home coming

Gentoo male

Odd shape

Shades of blue

Sea-borne glacier

Farewell from Antarctica

View from the bridge

Drake passage waves - 1

Drake passage waves - 2

Ushuaia Airport

Ushuaia from the Beagle Channel

Isla de los Lobos - 1

Isla de los Lobos - 2

Isla de los Lobos - 3