We found a good field site close to the glacier. We left heavily packed with equipment, warm and dry (Thanks Ian, for the photo!) and returned a bit bedraggled! There was a snow storm while we were out. Weather is so unpredictable! But we got one site selected - we will finish setup during the next good weather window.
See the blue-ish hue of the glacier compared to the snow at the bottom. The glacier has lost much of its height, exposing the much older and compressed ice (which is more blue). Not that long ago, our site was still buried underneath the glacier. So much glacial retreat in very little time - it scares me!
Growing up watching nature documentaries, I find myself now immersed in nature's splendor. As an ecologist I study how ecosystems function. Here I share with you my love of doing research in Antarctica - a place of sheer beauty