Antarctica: the highest, driest, coldest and most remote continent on earth. The cost of tours, even to the more accessible regions on the Antarctic Peninsula, are prohibitive for most people. In a rare case of right time, right place the author was fortunate to be engaged as a volunteer on an Adelie penguin study project, spending several months in a field camp near Mawson station, Antarctica.
The wilderness and wildlife adventure-loving author takes you on a voyage by icebreaker from Tasmania across the wild Southern Ocean followed by weeks of forging a path through the pack ice. Tumultuous seas, whale sightings, soaring albatrosses and the magnificent southern lights give way to stunning icebergs, penguins, seals and snow petrels.
With Antarctica and its wildlife now threatened due to human-induced climate change Birds, Beasts and Ice is a timely reminder of the precious species we might lose and of the wonder that is Antarctica.