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RodStrachan

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Over the past 12 years years I’ve been fortunate to have worked in the Antarctic with the British Antarctic Survey and Antarctica New Zealand on various contracts. My last role involved overwintering at King Edward Point Research Station and have previously worked at other research stations on Signy Island and at Scott Base and Rothera.

It wasn’t until quite late on that I seriously thought about trying to photograph some of the amazing wildlife and landscapes. The learning curve with my Nikon D70 was steep but good fun and the immediate feedback from that little LCD screen on the camera rear was fantastic. I try to gain a fresh insight into the Antarctic environment, sometime it works... usually it doesn’t! Trying to capture those fleeting moments has been great fun and hopefully you’ll enjoy looking at some of these pictures.

INTERNATIONAL WILDBIRD PHOTOGRAPHER 2006 competition, 'Birds of the World' category winner with a lone Adelie penguin standing on an iceberg.

KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL 2009 photography competition - runner up with an image of a figure in a deep crevasse, entitled 'Into the abyss'.

NATURES BEST PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE 2011-12 ‘Ocean Views competition‘ – highly honoured with a pair of fighting Adelie penguins.

I've also recently finished off a Blurb book which is focussed on my various encounters with Adelie Penguins over the years spent in Antarctica. It's got loads of photos in it with some descriptive text. The main reason I created the book was for my young daughter who is keen on penguins!

http://www.blurb.co.uk/bookstore/detail/3358423

 

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Member Info

  • Name
    Rod Strachan
    Location
    Scotland Scotland
    Joined
    12/01/2007
    Last login
    21/03/2016 @10:57
    Website
  • Photographic Level

    Enthusiast
  • Photographic Interests

    Wildlife / Nature
    Close-up / Macro
    Flash / Lighting
    Flowers & Plants
    General
    Landscape / Travel
    Portraits / People
    Specialist / Abstract
    Photo Journalism
    Black & White
    Humour / Fun
    Digital Art
    Night / Low Light
  • Favourites

    Photographer
    Jim Brandenburg
    Book
    Cold climbs (1983) by Dave Alcock, John Barry, Ken Wilson
    Record
    Echo & the Bunnymen - Bring On The Dancing Horses
    Film
    Laurence of Arabia
    Drink
    Black coffee
    Location
    Antarctica
    Flower
    Mint