John Jacobsen x Antarctica

Posted by Jon

Ever since I first saw The Thing I’ve had a fascination with Antarctica. Something about the brutal conditions, heavy machinery and isolation seem like the ultimate setting for discovery. These photos come from the flickr of John Jacobsen who photographed them while “helping to hunt for neutrinos in Antarctica.” I love the idea that these images could be “just another day at the office” for somebody; even the names for everything sound badass: Dark Sector Lab, Destination Alpha, Autonomous Geophysical Observatory, etc.

See more of his images on his blog and flickr, or check out the previous post on Werner Herzog’s Encounters at the End of the World for more beautiful shots from the Antarctic.

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mg33 says:

July 26, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Snowboarder Jeremy Jones recently did a 3 week expedition to Antarctica to snowboard untouched, unmapped terrain. The photos are incredible – you might be interested in checking these blog posts out on his site. Even if you don’t snowboard, reading about their adventures is great. I expect plenty of their footage will make it into their next movie.


Little Mega says:

July 26, 2011 at 7:50 pm

I really have no idea what’s going on in Antarctica. Images like these help me piece together a basic model of this lost continent. It does seem like a perfect place for deep science…and nasty space aliens!


Little Mega says:

July 27, 2011 at 10:20 am

@Massta Thanks for the link to the new “Thing” movie. The trailer was excellent!