Looking back on lots of good times at Davis

I am blessed!

To spend four winters at Davis since 2000 has been an incredible way to experience Antarctica. With another winter almost at an end and resupply looming on the horizon, we’re about to witness the transformation of the landscape and the frenzied return of the amazing Antarctic wildlife. I have drawn from my photo archive folder to give us a glimpse of what we can expect over our last eight weeks or so here in this magnificent place. Not only will the wild life start to return to the area so will the big orange ship Aurora Australis to take us home.

“This is the fastest moving, slow moving place I’ve ever been.”

The seals

Weddell seals will soon arrive in Long Fjord to pup. Elephant seals not far behind looking for some R&R .

Bird life

Wilson storm petrel cleaning up scraps from giant petrel feast on submerged dead seal in Prydze Bay during resupply.

Two of my favourites

My favourite critters… Adelies off Davis and emperor penguins at Amanda Bay near the Larsmann Hills.

From the air

And the return of the helicopter rides for some aerial shots… woohooo! Davis and surrounds.

I’ve had a lot of fun down south over the years. Maybe I’ll do just one more. This will definitely be my last one. I’ve said that 3 times so far.. Hmmm…

May the Chi be with you!