tiabunna's photos with the Antarctica

It's in the book

It's in the book
After just 50 years, I've at last produced a picture book on my time in Antarctica in 1966/7 (we're having a 1966 expedition reunion today and tomorrow, so I'll be away for a bit).

The title "YIKLA - well, usually" might seem a little unlikely, so I'll…
Added on February  9, 2016

Frosty beard

Frosty beard
From a newly copied but very ancient negative (1966). That's me among the Central Masson Ranges, after a climbing day a short distance inland from Mawson Station in Antarctica. The surface is blue ice and I'm leaning on VW "Antarctica 3" - the third in a…
Added on January 27, 2016

Leaving Antarctica

Leaving Antarctica
Some months ago, I posted images from a trip to Antarctica - but did not post the return voyage at that stage. Time to remedy that: so here begins the trip northward across the Southern Ocean, with a last view of icebergs and a howling gale kicking up lu…
Added on November 21, 2014

Blown Away!

Blown Away!
On Boxing Day we were in open sea near the coastline, with a full gale blowing. Drifting snow covered the Antarctic plateau creating the fuzzy effect in the background while, as we ran downwind, large waves dashed against a nearby tabular iceberg - seem…
Added on February 21, 2014

From the Bridge: Squeezing Through

From the Bridge:  Squeezing Through
Christmas Day, and with the weather again worsening in the afternoon it was a matter of heading to some clear sea. That involved the ship squeezing slowly and carefully between an area of thick old sea ice and a large tabular iceberg (see note for earlie…
Added on February 21, 2014

White Christmas

White Christmas
Christmas Day began with windy conditions - here we see snow drifting in the wind from the top of a large iceberg as our ship passed (the drifting snow creates the foggy appearance and also the horizontal line of lightening). Later the wind eased and we…
Added on February 21, 2014

Looking Back

Looking Back
From a zodiac, looking back to the "Marina Svetaeva" past a largish pack ice floe from previous years. The ship has since been renamed the 'Ortelius' following a change of owners. Best on black (Press 'Z').
Added on February 21, 2014

Chocolate Ice?

Chocolate Ice?
Best on black.

As the Antarctic ice sheet heads toward the ocean it grinds across the underlying rock, in the process being worn to the profile of the rock it crosses while also gathering powdered rock dust which causes this chocolate discolouration. Thi…
Added on February 17, 2014

Jade Ice

Jade Ice
Sometimes ice melts, even in the Antarctic - usually near rocky areas where heat radiates. Small streams then run on the ice before plunging down crevasses where they eventually freeze again. This ice is denser and a different colour than the surroundin…
Added on February 14, 2014

Adelie Penguins on a Bergy Bit

Adelie Penguins on a Bergy Bit
This group of Adelie penguins watched as we cruised past in the zodiac. Try it on black.
Added on February 10, 2014