Glenn Jacobson has worked in the Australian Antarctic Division’s multimedia section as a production coordinator since 1984. He produces video and still images for the Antarctic Division’s website, various publications and news media.
This photo was taken on the first trial flight of the Royal Australian Air Force C17-A Globemaster to Wilkins Aerodrome in November 2015. I had flown down on the Australian Antarctic Division’s A319 earlier in the day to capture video and still footage of the landing, and was well positioned part-way down the runway when it arrived. It was exciting to see such a large aircraft land on the ice and the jets kicked up huge amounts of snow. I filmed and photographed the historic event for the Antarctic Division’s multimedia library and was lucky enough to fly home on the aircraft. It was a little less comfortable than the A319, but roomy enough to play indoor soccer (not that we did)! I used a Nikon D800 at 1/800 sec, f14, ISO 250.