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RodStrachan's About Page

RodStrachan > RodStrachan's About Page
Rod Strachan
Scotland Scotland
Photographer Level
Photographic Interests
Wildlife / Nature
Close-up / Macro
Flash / Lighting
Flowers & Plants
Landscape / Travel
Portraits / People
Specialist / Abstract
Photo Journalism
Black & White
Humour / Fun
Digital Art
Night / Low Light
Join Date
12 Jan 2007 - 12:12 AM
Last Login Date
21 Nov 2015 - 6:20 PM
Favourite Photographer
Jim Brandenburg
Favourite Book
Cold climbs (1983) by Dave Alcock, John Barry, Ken Wilson
Favourite Record
Echo & the Bunnymen - Bring On The Dancing Horses
Favourite Film
Laurence of Arabia
Favourite Drink
Black coffee
Favourite Location
Favourite Flower

About Me

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!