Monthly pic February 2013

Photoshopped from the dark depths of Bart's mind...
20/02/2013
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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