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, 7 February 2015

Signy scenery

For the last couple of weeks on Signy the weather has been very mild, foggy and rainy.  This does not help with taking very good photographs!  However, here are a few of the nicer weather moments on Signy so far this season.

Me on a day out to the West coast to count Giant Petrel nests.

Sunset at Northpoint.

Sunset with rainbow (which I've never seen at Signy before), just behind the research station.

Sea ice at Signy.

A whale skull on Signy (with me for scale!)- remnants from when Signy used to have a whaling station. 

1 comment:

Paul said...

It looks like an amazing place to be