Moonlight shadow

It seems like just a few days ago when I was telling you, that polar night has started and that we would not be seeing the Sun for eight weeks. Now, we are only a little less than a week away from our first sunrise. Around July 21st, if the weather permits, we will finally be able to see our shadows on the sea ice again and hopefully, also be able to soak up those first rays of light. We’re really looking forward to that.

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Vitamin D-ficiency

It’s been quite dark for around four weeks now and during midday we barely have enough light to film for 2 hours – even with our specialized low light camera and ISO 10000. We did have a great run two weeks before polar night began, with many clear and incredibly cold days, but the most beautiful light one could imagine. We got great footage and really used every minute outside to the fullest. Coming back inside however, we could all feel that the short days, the lack of sunlight and the physical aspects of our work are taking their toll on us.

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We won’t stop filming

It’s so great to be back on the sea ice. We reckon, that there are still around 7000 emperor penguins in the colony at the moment and as you can imagine, they make quite a bit of noise (and also smell quite a bit as well if the wind blows their scent into your direction). It’s a marvelous spectacle to watch. The way the colony is set up is, that usually you have a few paired up birds in the periphery and it’s quite hard to predict what they’re up to.

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