This week at the station

This week at Casey: 4 October 2013

Casey out and about

After days of rain, snow and blizzards over the past few weeks here at Casey station, the Sun was finally out again. Balmy conditions with clear skies saw a number of crew making several trips around the stations recreational area like Shirley Island in the hopes of spotting the first penguins. Unfortunately none were seen, just a few seals. 

Picture of a oddly shaped iceberg
Iceberg in Shirley Island channel
(Photo: Doug McVeigh)
Zoomed close up on a leopard seal on the sea ice
Zoomed in: leopard seal on Shirley Island
(Photo: Doug McVeigh)
Doug checking the penguin camera on Odbert Island
Odbert Island camera
(Photo: Doug McVeigh)

Leopard seal photo shoot

We are counting down for the return of the Adélie penguins. Regular walking trips within station limits, extended limits and recreational area to spot the first returning penguin has become a sport. September ended up a penguin-less month, but spotting a leopard seal is almost as good while we await the return of the Adélie.

Keeping our distance from these predators of the Antarctic, we took multiple pictures of the seal while it enjoys the sun rays of what became a rare cloudless day here at Casey.

Leopard Seal on the sea ice
Leopard Seal on the sea ice
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Leopard seal on the sea ice
Camera shy
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
A panoramic picture of the bay with Casey in the background and the frozen sea ice and Leopard seal in the foreground
Panorama
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Leopard seal on the sea ice
Smile!
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
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