This week at Davis

  • Scott Visser, Jen Proudfoot, Aaron Stanley and Chris Burns in front of Deep Lake

    8 April 2016

    At Davis, the elephant seals are leaving, we test the sea ice thickness, and four walk to Brookes hut.

  • Vas Georgiou, Darren White, Paul Deverall and Scott Visserin the tarn building with the reverse osmosis plant, lots of pipes and cables around but very tidy

    1 April 2016

    At Davis this week: Easter celebrations, we acknowledge the water makers, take a ride to Law cairn, and help Dr John celebrate his birthday.

  • A close-up view of a south polar skua looking down at the photographer

    25 March 2016

    This week at Davis we observe the last summer skua, witness some awesome auroras and take an epic trip to Watts hut.

  • Two elephants seals bellowing with open mouths at each other in defiance

    18 March 2016

    This week at Davis, the winter team comes together, the sea ice forms, elephant seals wallow, and, with clear skies, the aurora australis is visible.

  • A group of penguins near the edge of a large iceberg with one in the process of diving off the edge

    11 March 2016

    This week Davis says goodbye to friends, leaving the winter crew to watch penguins leap from icebergs.

  • The USAP LC130 at Davis ski landing area

    4 March 2016

    This week at Davis we revive our senses, undertake survival training in preparation for winter, and send off the summer expeditioners in style.

  • Scott McMillan, Bryce Daniels, Dan Mizza and Cam Lea playing Monopoly by candlelight at Brookes hut in the Vestfold Hills

    26 February 2016

    At Davis this week we have an art installation composed of frozen pants, trips to Platcha and Brookes, and another birthday celebration.

  • Four members of the Davis fire team in protective clothing carrying out an exercise at Davis Station

    19 February 2016

    At Davis this week a seal tag returns, two hut visits, two birthdays and the fire teams are put through their paces.

  • The AAD Director Nick Gales and Davis Station Leader Ali Dean talk with the Zhongshan Station Leader through an interpreter

    12 February 2016

    This week at Davis we welcome new arrivals, celebrate a birthday, clean out the fuel tanks and show visiting Chinese expeditioners around the station.

  • A stack of six tinned pies commonly eaten in the Antarctic before cooking

    5 February 2016

    The humble Aussie pie is explored this week at Davis. Field hut trips would not be the same without the famous* Fray Bentos pie! The sea ice can't stay away and the Bureau of Meteorology building received summer upgrades. *to expeditioners

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