Antarctica Up Close

A personal perspective on a wide range of Antarctic topics such as weather, penguins, history, photography, jobs, and tourism by someone who has worked and lived there. My most recent season at the South Pole was November and December 2008. My photos of Antarctica are available at Dreamstime.

South Pole Diaries
- Pole 2007
- Pole 2006
- Pole 2004
- Pole 2000
- Zoos & Aquariums
- Emperor
- King
Adelie -
Gentoo -
African -
- Photo Gallery
- Penguin FAQ
Tourism Guide
- Air
- Ship
- Extreme!
Photography Guide
Antarctic FAQ
- Environment
- Animals
- People
- South Pole

The Antarctic 
Plateau For Schools
- Projects
Casey Station
- Site 2
- Boating
- Photographer
Antarctic Jobs
- Travel with USAP
-- Photo Gallery
- USAP Acronyms
- Introduction
- Sellers
Antarctic History
- Wilkes
- Postal
- ANARE People
- WYSSA Code
Shop Photos

I've been working in Antarctica for over 10 years. In this time I've spent about three and half years "on the ice", including a winter at the Australian station Casey, and at the US station at the South Pole, along with numerous summer season. I hope I have managed to share some of my enthusiasm for Antarctica through these web pages. -- Darryn

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