Taking pictures and filming on the ice

Picture Galleries

Every season, we publish pictures from Antarctica and we now have quite an archive available. You can follow the life of the Princess Elisabeth Station from its origins in Brussels until the present.

  • Whiteout at Utsteinen

    in Daily Life

    Whiteout at Utsteinen

    Until now, we had only had good weather at Utsteinen, which fooled us into thinking that summer in Antarctica wasn't going to be as bad as we had thought. But…

  • Sunday in Utsteinen

    in Daily Life

    Sunday in Utsteinen

    Even though it's Sunday, Utsteinen is filled with activity. A convoy of Prinoths braves the last difficulties in hauling the containers from the coast to the station, while a few…

  • Windscoop

    in Daily Life


    One of the most beautiful landscape features in Antarctica is the windscoop. This natural feature results from the wind brushing up against the ice and shaping the landscape into a…

  • A surrealistic day

    in Daily Life

    A surrealistic day

    This day is what we might call remarkable, starting with the sun rising in an immaculate sky. Two important visits today: one from Artur Chilingarov, president of the Duma, and…

  • Station Perspectives

    in Building the station

    Station Perspectives

    Utsteinen is a white paradise and the Princess Elisabeth Station offers a marvelous view out onto the panorama which holds all of Antarctica's beauty. These pictures allow you to see…

  • Utsteinen Lifestyle

    in Daily Life

    Utsteinen Lifestyle

    New team members have arrived on site in Utsteinen. In total, 34 people are now sharing the work load, the base camp and its various facilities. Here are a few images…

  • Crown Bay: Unloading the Ivan Papanin ship

    in Logistics

    Crown Bay: Unloading the Ivan Papanin ship

    The Russian ice class cargo ship named Ivan Papanin reached its unloading site in Crown Bay on December 21st, 2008. Crown Bay lies roughly 190 km away from Utsteinen and the Princess…