Inside Antarctica – Kevin OConnell Photography

A Photographers 4 Month Journey Inside Antarctica


Antarctica is a continent that most people, including photographers, will never see. Most images shown of Antarctica are mostly icebergs and Penguins. The reason for this is because they are from around the outside of Antarctica, not actually inside this amazing continent. The only way to get to the inside of Antarctica is by plane, landing on an ice runway. People spend many thousands of dollars to take a cruise there, but never actually even step foot on Antarctic soil. Those iceberg pictures are beautiful, but if you want to see what Antarctica really looks and feels like from the inside, read on.

 

Iconic mages of Antarctica


setting up the runway lights on the ice runway in antarctica
Ice Runway
a wide angle view from above mcmurdo base in antarctica
McMurdo Base
the oden Icebreaker coming into port at mcmurdo base
Oden Icebreaker
A picture of workers from the McMurdo Base running and walking in the Antarctica marathon.
Ice Runway Marathon

 

 

 

 

 

McMurdo Station Antarctica


Above left are the electricians that have to adjust the Papi lights for the runway. this is done every few days because of very strong winds and snow drifts. In Antarctica, the winds can be so strong that you will have to stay inside for safety.

The next image is McMurdo Base. This is where all National Science Foundation and the craftsmen that build for them live. Once a year, an icebreaker from Sweden called the Oden comes into port. It takes them 3 months to get there. Behind them, the cargo ships come into the base with gas and food for the next year. the Last image is a picture of the ice runway area during the Antarctic marathon. It’s a real marathon designed for the workers and goes for many miles through ice and snow.

 

Scotts Hut Antarctica


Scotts hut is an amazing iconic dwelling that was built by Robert Falcon Scott and his British Terra Nova expedition team in 1911. They were there to be the first to discover the south pole. When they finally reached the south pole, they were about a month late as Roald Amundsen from Norway beat them by 34 days. On the return journey Scott and his team all perished because of the extreme weather conditions.

The hut is on Cape Evans, and kept as it was before the team left. Everything is untouched and still in its place, frozen in time. It’s a spectacular piece of history to see in person. On the table, still lies a frozen seal cut open that they were eating before heading to the south pole.

the inside of scotts hut in antarctica
Scotts Hut
the exterior of Scotts Hut. Its a historic, and famous hut where Robert Falcon Scott and his Terra Nova Expedition lived. at the base on cape evans
Scotts Hut on Cape Evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prints Of Antarctica


Amazing antarctic prints that were taken in some of the most remote places on earth. Famous and Iconic Scotts Hut, Observation Hill, and McMurdo Sound, and incredible landscapes. Many of these spectacular images have won international awards and published around the world.

Offered as prints in various different sizes and materials. They look sublime on metal and canvas. 

Antarctic Print Collection