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Big, bigger, HUGE

When I was a small boy I was already fascinated by albatrosses. Not that I ever expected to see any, they were birds of distant continents and seas that I never expected to visit. 176 more words


Notes from the Field: The Journey to Antarctica

Seven weeks ago, I was asked by the Detroit Zoological Society to travel to Antarctica for part of the “austral summer”, which is the time period from November through March in the southern hemisphere, for a rare and extraordinary opportunity to assist a field team with penguin research. 469 more words

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Transiting the Drake Passage

We have been transiting across the Drake Passage for over a day now. The seas have been intensifying and the temperature has dropped significantly bringing lots of snow and icy winds. 449 more words

Day 37: Shetland Islands

Blow me down. Wild seas and wet weather. It was awful. I had gastro guts all night long. Stuff went hurtling off the bed and into the walls. 961 more words

Going to Antarctica: Crossing the Drake passage

Drake Passage. Notorious for its unpredictable weather and claimed to have the roughest waters in the world. This 800 km passage between Cape Horn of South America and the Antarctic peninsula is the shortest crossing from any other continent to Antarctica. 510 more words



Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.2 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said there is no tsunami threat to the Australian mainland, islands or territories. 14 more words


The Naked Science

People think that photographers start from the bottom and work their way up. If that statement is true, then I started with wildlife photography and worked my way up to semi-nudes. 301 more words

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