Creator, Father, who dost show
Thy splendor in the ice and snow,
Bless those who toil in summer light
And through the cold Antarctic night,
As they Thy frozen wonders learn;
Bless those who wait for their return.

– L.E. Vogel (1965)

For those of you who don’t know, I’ve recently taken up a contract at a US research base in Antarctica. I’ll be here through February working in the dining hall and taking photos which I’ll be posting here.

I’m calling this one “first look” and was taken from the C17 that flew us from NZ to Antarctica,