Category : Antarctica

Icicles hanging at the entrance to a small cave, Antarctica.

Icicles, Antarctica

There’s something about icicles that just draws the eye and demands to be photographed!

Killer whale with attendant skuas, Antarctica.

The menacing presence

Killer whale or Orca, silhouetted in the early morning light.

An adult Gentoo Penguin pauses to check the remains of a dead chick. Deception Island.

Gentoo, life and death

What goes on in the mind of a penguin?

Antarctic fur seal

Antarctic fur seal, Deception Island

Antarctic fur seal photographed on Deception Island in the South Shetland Island group. Hunted almost to extinction in the 18th and 19th centuries, the species recovered to the point where it is now a common sight in Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic.

Avalanche, Antarctica

Avalanche, Antarctica.

Avalanches are a common occurrence in Antarctica but photographing one takes some luck due to their unpredictability.

Humpback whale diving, Antarctica.

Tail flukes.

A Humpback whale displays its tail flukes as it dives to feed. Antarctica. The markings on the underside of the humpback’s tail are as individual as human fingerprints

Rusting away, Antarctica.

Rusting in Antarctica

A grounded shipwreck from the days of whaling rusts slowly in Antarctica.

spy hopping

Spy hopping

A humpback whale puts its head above water to check out its surroundings.