P H O T O G R A P H S

The following photographs are free for media use provided that credit is given to the photographer. (There are new downloadable cartoons available as well, revealing some of the exciting activities being undertaken on this unique continent.)


By Avinash Bisnath. Geologists study Antarctic rock formations to better understand the evolution of the area and its role in the reconstruction of Gondwanaland, which was part of Africa millions of years ago, and other super-continents. [Download hi-res jpg]


By Beneke de Wet. Full moon peering over Lorentzenpiggen, a mountain on Antarctica. [Download hi-res jpg]


By Beneke de Wet. Antarctic sunset with an ice tractor, aptly named Challenger, in the forefront. [Download hi-res jpg]


By Beneke de Wet. Treading carefully on slippery blue ice in the Antarctic. [Download hi-res jpg]


By Beneke de Wet. Stocking up - cargo loading with an Oryx on Bukta Bay, Antarctica. [Download hi-res jpg]


Slowly making headway against the ice continent, Antarctica. The SA Agulhas is ready to load. [Download hi-res jpg]


By Struan Cockcroft. From Springs in Gauteng to Antarctica in the South Pole. Scientist, Pieter Wolmarans, finds out the real meaning of cold. [Download hi-res jpg]



By Beneke de Wet. The Aurora Australis or southern lights light up the Antarctic sky. [Download hi-res jpg]


By Beneke de Wet. Lorentzenpiggen, a mountain on Antarctica, in daylight. [Download hi-res jpg]


By Beneke de Wet. A SANAP (South African National Antarctic Programme) researcher's worst nightmare: falling into a crevasse (crack or fissure) in a glacier. [Download hi-res jpg]


By Beneke de Wet. Proudly South African: The SANAP (South African National Antarctic Programme) base on Antarctica during sunset. [Download hi-res jpg]


By Beneke de Wet. Locals in Antarctica: the Adelie penguin shares the continent with the Emporer penguin. The Adelie lands on its feet when coming out from the water. [Download hi-res jpg]


By Shorty Terblanche. The SA Agulhas on the eastern shore of Marion Island, where South Africa maintains a base in the Southern Ocean just over 2000 km south-east from Cape Town.
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By Valdon Smith. SA Agulhas approaches Marion Island, where South Africa maintains a base in the Southern Ocean just over 2000 km south-east from Cape Town. [Download hi-res jpg]