Since 2011, I have been spending November to April each year working for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands, Antarctica. I work as a Zoological Field Assistant on the penguin and seal long-term monitoring programme. Before this, I spent 2.5 years on the sub-Antarctic island of Bird Island, South Georgia, in the South Atlantic.

This blog gives readers an insight into my day-to-day life in the Antarctic, from my first trip south in 2008 to the present day.

Saturday, 31 July 2010

And a few more


Male fur seal enjoying the sun.

Gentoo penguin contemplating which stone to pinch for his nest next year.

Wanderer chick in the snow.

Bird Island on a sunny day.

A few winter pictures

Bits of ice in the bay.

Gentoo having a scratch!

Wandering albatross chick above base.

Ice on the beach.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Another leopard seal

A sleepy, yawny leopard seal.