This week at Davis

  • The winter camp site. On the horizon is the plateau where the wind barrels down towards Lake Druzhby. There are two polar pyramid tents and two polar domes. Four people are seen erecting the tents.

    8 September 2017

    This week at Davis we're clearing snow, measuring sea ice thickness, going camping and renovating bedrooms.

  • A view around station where buildings are still surrounded by snow.

    1 September 2017

    This week at Davis we're clearing our snow dunes, celebrating spring, releasing ozone sondes and preparing for summer.

  • Giant petrels at Hawker Island. Nineteen birds were seen within the study area on this occasion.

    25 August 2017

    This week at Davis we're still being hammered by blizzards, but we are starting to emerge again and visiting field huts and study sites.

  • Frozen ice which looks like surf waves.

    18 August 2017

    This week at Davis we're practicing patient retrievals, experiencing more blizzards, losing darts and visiting Trajer Ridge melon.

  • Expeditioners digging around the machinery buried in the snow.

    11 August 2017

    This week at Davis we're having fun curling, making a film for the Antarctic 48Hr Film Festival and visiting the plateau on a work trip.

  • Sunset colours highlighting sculptured snow in our snow dune.

    4 August 2017

    This week at Davis we're taking back our station after the last blizzard and enjoying the winter skies.

  • Group photo out on the snow dune in front of the living quarter.

    28 July 2017

    This week we're enjoying the blizz tails around station and a visit from an emperor penguin, and off searching for an elusive jade coloured berg.

  • The snow accumulation outside the living quaters building following the blizzard. Note the snow dunes are as high as the deck!

    21 July 2017

    This week at Davis we're enjoying another blizzard and visiting Wilkin's and Mikkelsen's Cairn in Tryne Bay.

  • A landscape shot of the Antarctic plateau in twilight. Wind has blown the snow into sastrugi patterns but it is a hard surface, very cold at -30 degrees and there is a strong breeze.

    14 July 2017

    This week at Davis we're celebrating birthdays, visiting the plateau, welcoming back the sun and talking with our brewmaster.

  • The architectural peaks of the blizz.

    7 July 2017

    This week at Davis we're enjoying the recent powder snow, visiting Platcha hut and Hawker Island, and winterising the waste water treatment plant.

  • A mandarin orange sky behind the bergs during civil twilight.

    30 June 2017

    This week at Davis we're still savouring the midwinter celebration and visited Kazak Island.

  • Tony and Richard with icy beards in the hot tub.

    23 June 2017

    This week at Davis, Sharky holds a TaeKwon-Do grading on station and we celebrate midwinter's day.

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