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Offline Mamba

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Antarctica Pictures
« on: August 07, 2013, 10:31:22 am »
Hi All.

I have posted some pics under the SANAP thread, but I think that the pics belong here. Hope you enjoy it.

SA Agulhas from the chopper







Breaking through the bay ice



Offloading cargo onto the ice shelf at Atka Bukta




 

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Re: Antarctica Pictures
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 10:34:50 am »
Great! Keep them coming please!
 

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Re: Antarctica Pictures
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 10:36:29 am »
Icebergs













 

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Re: Antarctica Pictures
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013, 10:40:43 am »
Awesome pics
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Re: Antarctica Pictures
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2013, 10:42:49 am »
The German Base Neumayer Station



Dis mos nou hoe 'n hilux moet lyk



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Re: Antarctica Pictures
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2013, 10:44:25 am »
Thanx GT and Jon.

I am not a photographer, just a chopper pilot with a camera. hehe
 

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Re: Antarctica Pictures
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2013, 10:47:00 am »
Baie mooi!! Brrr, ek voel sommer hoe bladdy koud dit daar is...
 

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Re: Antarctica Pictures
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2013, 10:52:04 am »
Some scenic photos.

Moon rising over Atka Bay



One of the first sunsets we had during the 3 month trip.



Awesome day with sun over the bay ice



Some of the mountains in the area around SANAE 4 (South African Base)





 

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Re: Antarctica Pictures
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2013, 10:52:58 am »
Thanx GT and Jon.

I am not a photographer, just a chopper pilot with a camera. hehe

Kark man! Anybody can take pics, you take GOOD pics. How long were you there?
 

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Re: Antarctica Pictures
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2013, 10:55:44 am »
absolutely awesome pictures.
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Re: Antarctica Pictures
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2013, 10:56:56 am »
So paar van SANAE 4





Snow being cleared over a 200m drop off


 

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Re: Antarctica Pictures
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2013, 11:00:40 am »
Hi GT.

I was fortunate to have a few opportunities to take some photos and from a perspective that not many have. We were there for 3 months from December 2011 to March 2012.

I see you are in Liberia. Came past Monrovia in early July on a ferry flight from Guinea to RSA.
 

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Re: Antarctica Pictures
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2013, 11:01:53 am »
It is still a dream of mine to visit Antartica and maybe even go up the Vinson Massive !
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Re: Antarctica Pictures
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2013, 11:02:40 am »
Awesome :thumleft: Thanks for sharing.
 

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Re: Antarctica Pictures
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2013, 11:04:22 am »
Do you know Segran Govender and Jaco Bester? Blackhawk Aviation based in Monrovia?

Awesome location that for a base.
 

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Re: Antarctica Pictures
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2013, 11:10:05 am »
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Do you know Segran Govender and Jaco Bester? Blackhawk Aviation based in Monrovia?

Awesome location that for a base.

Nope don't know them. We only night stopped at Spriggs Payne Airport on the way up in Sept 2011 and stopped for fuel at Robberts airport on the way down again. Met some of the guys flying for NHV at Spriggs.
 

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Re: Antarctica Pictures
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2013, 07:20:51 am »
You take brilliant pics. Very jealous of your experiences!
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Re: Antarctica Pictures
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2013, 07:52:09 am »


This is truly beautiful!   :thumleft:

Something I really want to do is go one of those SANAP missions - need to find a few months and an excuse to go.
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Re: Antarctica Pictures
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2013, 08:36:37 am »
Fantastic pictures recalling great memories! Thanks for posting!

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Re: Antarctica Pictures
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2013, 02:35:26 pm »
AmAAAAAzing pics!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!

ps...amazing helo too... :biggrin:.....jealous... ;D