Aaron Spurr first summered at Mawson station in 1996–97 and then at Davis in 2009–10. He has also participated in the Australian Antarctic program as Deputy Voyage Leader on three voyages, and as the Australian Antarctic Division’s Senior Gear Officer on many marine science voyages.
This photo was taken late in the day against the setting sun during the Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystem eXperiment-II (SIPEX-II) voyage in October 2012. Silhouettes of people have always intrigued me and working on the sea ice adds an extra dimension. To me, this photo of Ernesto Trujillo-Gomez carrying part of the radiometer mast back to the ship, captures the essence of sea ice research, as many hours of manual work is needed to obtain the data.