New technology and polar science: novel penguin-cam uncovers community care of the young and most vulnerable.
Emperor penguin mass chick huddle in Antarctica – big picture
From Guardian UK Feb 6, 2013
“New footage of emperor penguins in Antarctica will be seen in the BBC’s Penguins – Spy in the Huddle, from Monday 11 February 2013. The series covers nearly a year spent in the close company of three penguin species, deploying 50 spycams which allowed two scientists to get closer than ever before.
The work of Frederique Oliver and Martin Passingham – who spent eight months in the field filming more than 1,000 hours of behaviour – uncovers new penguin behaviour such as this huddle, where the parents surround their chicks for warmth and protection. The scientist-turned-camera operator and field assistant filmed emperor penguins using 17 full-size, animatronic penguin-cams.”
Reindeer-cam captures life in Yakutia, Siberia
Well, lets go north. A new virtual friend of the Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning, Bolot Bochkarev is a journalist, fixer & guide based in Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha, Siberia Russia. He is an accomplished photographer as well. This image is from his website AskYakutia.com. Recently Bolot returned from a one-month reindeer sledding expedition from Oymyakon to the Okhotsk Sea. It’s called Frozen Frontier with Mikael Strandberg for OutWildTV.
A few more of Bolot’s fantastic images from the expedition.