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Australian Antarctic Magazine — Issue 21: 2011

About the cover

Senior Meteorology Observer Jenny Feast took this photo at the end of a clear, still October day, after exploring Breid Basin and Long and Tryne fjords, near Davis. Jenny works as a weather observer for the Bureau of Meteorology in Western Australia and this is her first trip to Antarctica. The photo was taken on a Canon 5D Mark II with a Canon EF 24-105 lens at 35mm, ISO 100, f/4.0 , shutter 1/60sec.