Monthly pic February 2013

Photoshopped from the dark depths of Bart's mind...
My my, there is no stop in the deteriorating rate of this website's picture of the month. After having to resort to my archive I have now descendeded to despicable new lows by digitally fabricating this months pic. ;) Please people, lighten up and let's not take things too serious!

I recently watched an episode of BBC's - as ever - excellent documentary titled 'Penguins - Spy in the Huddle'. Watching these penquins make both short and huge treks I thought of a couple of Emperor Penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) encountering an information point in the middle of a snow blizzard and what that would look like... Come on, I'm sure that brought a smile to your face!

Anyway, I recently read about an exciting and upcoming expedition that I wanted to share with you. A 100 meters (330 feet) high drifting platform (more like a buoy really) called the Polar Pod will attempt to follow the Antarctic Circumpolar Current in 2014-2015, while collecting data along the way. What's more... it will actually accomodate 7 people and is self-sufficient for a 6 month period. Adventurer/explorer Jean-Louis Etienne tells you more about his expedition on his website. Their experience will be shared real-time with audiences around the world.

Personally, I'm absolutely thrilled by this idea and very curious to see it in action. Jean-Louis, is there any vacancy for a photographer of board? However, before I say yes I would like to know what you guys are planning to do when encountering a iceberg? The emphasis here being on the word floating platform! ;)

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