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Speed tent building

Setting up a weatherhaven tent at a remote location on the West Antarctica Ice Sheet. This large tent is the central ‘mess’ tent for the camp, where scientists and support staff gather to eat, relax and warm up!

Dash landing

The British Antarctic Survey’s Dash 7 aircraft landing at Rothera Research Station, Adelaide Island, in strong winds

Stars on ice

A rare moment of calm, crisp conditions during the Antarctic winter gave four of us the opportunity to bivouac under the stars and capture this time-lapse of the winter night sky over Rothera Point, Adelaide Island, Antarctica.
Credit: Kenrick Turner

Most of Antarctica looks like this

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is an icy wilderness, flat and white in every direction. Most of Antarctica looks like this; windy, hostile and bitterly cold!

Speeding into the Drake’s Passage

RRS James Clark Ross passes through the iconic Lemaire Channel in the Antarctic Peninsula on its way north away from Antarctica and into the Drake’s Passage, the world’s stormiest and roughest part of the ocean

Diving in

Diving takes place all year round at Rothera Research Station, even when the sea is frozen! Marine science continues through Antarctica’s frozen winter months to maintain a continuous data record for the region

High winds

Science in the Antarctic can be particularly challenging, especially when the wind blows. Antarctica has the fastest Katabatic winds on the planet which can reach a staggering 200mph!

Sheldon Glacier retreats

The spires and peaks of the Sheldon Glacier, Adelaide Island, where it meets the ocean off the Antarctic Peninsula.

On thin ice

Royal Research Ship James Clark Ross smashes its way through thick pack ice in the Weddell Sea on its way to study sea ice in the region

Halley VI Fast Forward

Timelapses of wintering year 2013 at the British research station Halley VI at the Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica

Larsen B ice shelf break

In 2002, the Larsen B ice shelf broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula. Listen to our Newsflash style voice over to know more

Aurora Australis

The amazing aurora australis can be seen above Halley Research Station on the Brunt Ice Shelf. The aurora are caused by charged particles from the Sun crashing into the upper atmosphere and are only visible near the Ear