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.

  • 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…

  • Work Outside the Station

    in Building the station

    Work Outside the Station

    This gallery gives us a window into the building going on outside the station: Laying the foundations for the garage annex before it is constructed anddrilling to construct the foundations…

  • Antarctic Birds

    in Science

    Antarctic Birds

    The Antarctic is also filled with birds of all kinds, notably penguins, skuas and petrels. Check out what the expedition photographer, René Robert, was able to catch on film…