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Speed tent building

time-lapse speeds up the construction of a sturdy framed tent by seven scientists and support staff

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

Watching the swaying approach and perfect landing of a DASH 7 bright orange 4 propellor aircraft all in high winds

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

Stars on ice

time-lapse of the winter night sky over Rothera Point shown as a distant range of mountains in the lowest third of the image and bright stars above

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

Halley VI – Fast Forward

Time lapse views of research station Halley VI showing harsh but beautiful environment with sunsets, auroras and maintenance.

Timelapses of wintering year 2013 at the British research station Halley VI at the Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica. This Video presents a years worth of timelapses in a harsh but beautiful environment featuring star trails, sunsets, auroras and station maintenance. Originally uploaded by Christoph Larndorfer

Most of Antarctica looks like this

A slow pan across a flat, white polished ice wilderness in every direction showing how windy, hostile and bitterly cold Antarctica is.

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

time lapse film of ship passing between ice covered mountains on both sides, whilst avoiding icebergs all in high speed

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

A chain saw is used to cut sections into the ice, these are then pulled out and then divers drop into the dark icey waters below.

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

Almost white out scene with two figures walking in opposite directions in very cold and strong winds, a flag on a hut is taught in the wind.

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!