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.
Friday, 30 December 2011
Photos from the journey
Evening light over the South Shetland Islands.
The "real" Antarctic at its best.
Adelie penguin (one of my study species this year).
Down the Crevasse at Rothera.
The JCR leaves clear tracks behind it through the ice-covered ocean as it continues on its way.