River Niger, Mali
Outdoor Gym | Cape Verde
Cape Verde football pitch
King William Island Gjoa Haven, Hamlet Day,
A real life Lowry appeared before my eyes. The day before had been ‘Hamlet Day’ in Nunavut, the tiniest of the Gjoa Haven Uqsuqtuuq Inuit conurbations. Nunavut means ‘lots of fat’ in reference to the abundance of sea mammals in the surrounding water. On this day, however, the ‘fat’ was in the form of dirty dollar notes. The local radio had broadcast that there was five hundred dollars buried beneath the sea ice and snow across the bay area and the whole town turned out for the treasure hunt. Ice fishing and hunting for seals and polar bears took a back seat for the day.
Schumacher Island, Antarctica
Joao Nunes de Souza and family
Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, Canada 2007
Jimmy our local innit guide shows us how an Inuit keeps warm..by walking heel to toe in a figure of eight, as fast as possible. Equally as difficult as it is warming.
Jibril's Smile | Mali
My interpretor, lovely man!
Cat nap | Eastern Pamirs, Kyrgyz Republic
Russian interpreter, Ramil, taking a cat nap on the foothills of the Zaalyskay Khrebet in the Eastern Pamirs
Preparing for Expedition, Punta Arenas Warehouse, Chile
Outdoorfood all the way for Ben Saunders' Trans-Antarctic Expedition attempt
Graves, Resolute Bay, Cornwallis Island, Canada
It was my first trip to the High Arctic. The wind was blowing at 47 knots, enough to knock you off your feet, and the ambient temperature was -43℃. The screen on my GPS screen froze before it could find my position. I’d been lost for hours when I stumbled across this sight. At first I wasn’t sure if what I was seeing was real or imagined. I was very scared and cold and completely disoriented. I found out later that these were sailor’s graves. Their ship had been moored on the sea ice when a storm blew in and ripped the ship’s anchor away. The boat capsized and all hands were lost. I was luckier - a 50/50 decision led me back to safety.
Sgt Duncan Slater, Walking with the Wounded
Frankincense Trader | Oman
Tattoos on the fingers of a local frankincense trader
Qikiqtarjuaq (Big Island) | Baffin Island, Nunavut
Resolute Bay, Canada
Polar Bear Alarm | Sredni Island, Siberia
A lone wolf sleeps outside Golymani weather station, the most Northerly habitation on the planet. The normally ferocious carnivore is used as an alarm to chase away polar bears should they approach the buildings and staff at the station. In this way, man and wolf co-exist to mutual advantage in this most inhospitable of climates.
Research Scientist | Arctic Ocean
Jabrin Fort, Oman
Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada, 2011
A teenage Inuit girl takes a cigarette break outside her local school, in the Canadian High Arctic hamlet of Resolute Bay Northern Canada. A population that will soon be transformed, geographically and politically by our warming climate.
Lowther island, Nunavut, Canadian High Arctic,
Somewhere in the deepest night known on earth, we stop at a little hut on Lowther Island, a pit stop on an 8-hour treacherous skidoo journey to a disused mine. All in the name of science we stop to make tea and eat noodles. A place where the sun won't rise for another three months , nothing makes sense , least of all the Viva puffa breakfast cereal .
Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canadian High Arctic
The inside of a modern Iglu, is cosier than you might imagine. Gone are the seal wax candles and Caribou and Seal skins. South Camp on the Inuit habitation of Resolute Bay on Cornwallis Island is nothing short of the height modern luxury, at least in terms of places to fall asleep.