Photo Gallery

As we anxiously await the first batch of photos from our current Live from Antarctica 2 team, we thought we'd start you off with a few images from our first Antarctic field trip, LFA1, as well as a few courtesy of NSF and Ann Hawthorne of NSF. Click on the thumbnail image to see a full-size version.

Check back frequently -- we'll be expanding the photo gallery as we receive more materials!

Cameraman Brian Igelman taping Emperor penguins on the sea-ice near McMurdo, during the first Live from Antarctica electronic field trip.

Project Director Geoff Haines-Stiles atop one of the University of Chicago's astronomical observatories at the South Pole: yes, this day was unusually warm... and he put his bright red NSF parka back on just a second later!

Geoff Haines-Stiles outside Shackleton's hut, at Cape Royds, one of the protected historic sites from the "Heroic Age" of Antarctic exploration.

Brian Igelman at work on the "ice-edge" with a science team sampling algae: when you focus the camera on the horizon, you realize the entire ice sheet on which you're standing is gently bouncing up and down!

Adelie penguin colony, like that to be seen in LFA2's second program. (NSF)

An Elephant seal. (NSF)

Antarctica from space. (NSF)

Krill, in close-up! (NSF)

Satellites can also image plankton in the seas around Antarctica. (NSF)

Area of United States compared to that of Antarctica. (NSF)

The Antarctic ozone hole, as seen by Earth-orbiting satellites. (NSF)

Palmer Station, with the R/V Polar Duke alongside the dock. (Ann Hawthorne)

The Antarctic Peninsula is the only place in Antarctica where grasses and certain other plants can survive on the surface. (Ann Hawthorne)

Measuring the beak of an Adelie penguin, as part of a multi-year study of breeding habits of chick survival.(Ann Hawthorne)

An Adelie, with its distinctive circle-pattern around its eye. (Ann Hawthorn)

"Up close and personal" with a penguin: the researchers' contacts with all the wild creatures is strictly regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act. (Ann Hawthorne)

Tossing and turning across the Drake Passage, some of the roughest seas on Earth. (Ann Hawthorne)

Readying a Zodiac inflatable, for research trips out to the islands surrounding Palmer: there's a 2-mile boating safety limit. (Ann Hawthorne)

Studying the plant life around Palmer. (Ann Hawthorne)

Aboard a Zodiac, carefully sampling sea and wildlife. (Ann Hawthorne)

Sending ocean-sampling instruments overboard from the R/V Polar Duke, on an especially beautiful day. (Ann Hawthorne)

Please note that all Ann Hawthorne images are © 1996 Ann Hawthorne
and may not be downloaded or reproduced with out permission.
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