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"The first time you come down for the adventure. The second time for the money. And the third time because you can't function anywhere else anymore."    — About working in Antarctica.
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Adelie penguin on watch on a rock

Adelie penguin on watch on a rock, Antarctica, 1997
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Immature adelie penguins

Immature adelie penguins, Antarctica, 1997
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Adelie penguin on the sea ice

Adelie penguin on the sea ice, Antarctica, 1997
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Adelie penguin diving into the ocean from an ice platform

Adelie penguin diving into the ocean from an ice platform, Antarctica, 2005
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Antarctic Fulmar on its nest

Antarctic Fulmar on its nest, Antarctica, 1993
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Antarctic Fulmar on flight

Antarctic Fulmar on flight, Antarctica, 1993
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Flying a kite above Dumont d'Urville

Flying a kite above Dumont d'Urville, Antarctica, 1993
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The Astrolabe coasting between icebergs

The Astrolabe coasting between icebergs, Antarctic Ocean, 1992
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Crevasses on the Astrolabe glacier

Crevasses on the Astrolabe glacier, Antarctica, 1993
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Aurora Australis above Dumont d'Urville

Aurora Australis above Dumont d'Urville, Antarctica, 1993
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Mother seal giving a kiss to its pup

Mother seal giving a kiss to its pup, Antarctica, 1993
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Adelie penguin walking on rocks

Adelie penguin walking on rocks, Antarctica, 1997
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The doctor on the summit of an iceberg

The doctor on the summit of an iceberg, Antarctica, 1993
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A cape petrel flying above the glacier

A cape petrel flying above the glacier, Antarctica, 1993
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Emperor penguin chicks keeping warm under its parent

Emperor penguin chicks keeping warm under its parent, Antarctica, 1993
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Climbing up the antenna to repair the storm's damages in DdU

Climbing up the antenna to repair the storm's damages in DdU, Antarctica, 1993
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Adelie penguins ready to leave Dumont d'Urville

Adelie penguins ready to leave Dumont d'Urville, Antarctica, 1993
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The French research station of Dumont d'Urville

The French research station of Dumont d'Urville, Antarctica, 1993
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An young emperor chick in his usual resting spot

An young emperor chick in his usual resting spot, Antarctica, 1993
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Emperor penguins ready to go back to the water

Emperor penguins ready to go back to the water, Antarctica, 1993
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An immature emperor penguin with an adult

An immature emperor penguin with an adult, Antarctica, 1993
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Long necked emperor

Long necked emperor, Antarctica, 1993
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An antarctic Fulmar cleaning its nest upon arrival in spring

An antarctic Fulmar cleaning its nest upon arrival in spring, Antarctica, 1993
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Giant Petrel on its nest

Giant Petrel on its nest, Antarctica, 1993
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Climbing on the Astrolabe glacier

Climbing on the Astrolabe glacier, Antarctica, 1993
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Moonrise above the Astrolabe glacier, Adelie Land

Moonrise above the Astrolabe glacier, Adelie Land, Antarctica, 1993
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Adelie penguin on green ice

Adelie penguin on green ice, Antarctica, 1997
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Helicopter carrying loads above icebergs

Helicopter carrying loads above icebergs, Antarctica, 1998
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An emperor chick spread on the ice on a hot day

An emperor chick spread on the ice on a hot day, Antarctica, 1993
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Icebergs in the sunset

Icebergs in the sunset, Antarctic ocean, 1993
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Cave inside an iceberg at sea level

Cave inside an iceberg at sea level, Antarctica, 1993
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Human and penguin figures on floating ice, Dumont d'Urville

Human and penguin figures on floating ice, Dumont d'Urville, Antarctica, 1998
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The ionospheric mast, Dumont d'Urville

The ionospheric mast, Dumont d'Urville, Antarctica, 1993
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The Lion airstrip in the sunset, Dumont d'Urville

The Lion airstrip in the sunset, Dumont d'Urville, Antarctica, 1993
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Lone Adelie penguin in early spring

Lone Adelie penguin in early spring, Antarctica, 1993
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A lone skua predator looking for dinner

A lone skua predator looking for dinner, Antarctica, 1993
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Emperor penguins spreading on the sea-ice on a warm day

Emperor penguins spreading on the sea-ice on a warm day, Antarctica, 1993
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Pastel colors of an ice cave

Pastel colors of an ice cave, Antarctica, 1993
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Adelie penguins resting on an iceberg

Adelie penguins resting on an iceberg, Antarctica, 1997
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Adelie penguin in the midnight sun

Adelie penguin in the midnight sun, Antarctica, 1993
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Freezing sea in autumn

Freezing sea in autumn, Antarctica, 1993
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Adelie chick requesting his dinner

Adelie chick requesting his dinner, Antarctica, 1997
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Departure of snow vehicles for D-10

Departure of snow vehicles for D-10, Antarctica, 1993
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The main rookery of emperor penguins seen from the sky

The main rookery of emperor penguins seen from the sky, Antarctica, 1993
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RadarSat image of McMurdo on Ross Island

RadarSat image of McMurdo on Ross Island, Antarctica, 2000
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A tiny Skua chick, wandering out of its nest

A tiny Skua chick, wandering out of its nest, Antarctica, 1993
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Couple of carnivorous skuas in Antarctica's midnight sun

Couple of carnivorous skuas in Antarctica's midnight sun, Antarctica, 1993
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A newborn emperor chick getting his first dinner

A newborn emperor chick getting his first dinner, Antarctica, 1993
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Small Adelie penguin rookery

Small Adelie penguin rookery, Antarctica, 1993
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Snow petrel on flight

Snow petrel on flight, Antarctica, 1993
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A couple of snow petrels flying together

A couple of snow petrels flying together, Antarctica, 1993
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Solo ice climbing

Solo ice climbing, Antarctica, 1993
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Adelie penguins in front of the Astrolabe glacier

Adelie penguins in front of the Astrolabe glacier, Antarctica, 1993
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RadarSat image of a gigantic tabular iceberg (~120km long)

RadarSat image of a gigantic tabular iceberg (~120km long), Antarctica, 2000
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Two people at the base of a tall iceberg

Two people at the base of a tall iceberg, Antarctica, 1993
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On our way to some mighty iceberg climbing (Purchase the poster)

On our way to some mighty iceberg climbing (Purchase the poster)", Antarctica, 1993
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Two emperor chicks facing each others

Two emperor chicks facing each others, Antarctica, 1993
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Two emperor penguins underwater (B&W picture)

Two emperor penguins underwater (B&W picture), Antarctica, 1993
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Couple of Weddell seals in their ice hole

Couple of Weddell seals in their ice hole, Antarctica, 1993
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