One of my Antarctica books in progress…

One of my Antarctica books in progress…

 I WENT TO ANTARCTICA!

On October  2017, I went to Antarctica as part of a National Science Foundation grant for Artists and Writers! For 7 weeks, I was embedded with scientists in various locations on the mysterious 7th continent, ranging from McMurdo Station, the main U.S. outpost near Mt. Erebus (the southern most active volcano), to Cape Royds, home of the largest colony of penguins (and Shackleton's hut) to the Dry Valleys, the most extreme desert on earth.

Why?

Because it's there. Also, because it's been a long time dream to go there ever since a school mate from college got a chance to dive under the Ross Ice Shelf as a marine biologist studying Forams (more on that later). Unfortunately, he perished in a diving accident, a tragically poetic end to his dream. I have been haunted by the place ever since, hoping to one day visit the last remaining place on earth with unexplored regions.

And because it will be my next book!

Click on the images below in the gallery to see shots from my adventures at the bottom of the world.

800 year old petrified seal high above Lake Hoare in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica
Flying over the Canada glacier at Lake Hoare, Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Author G. Neri on top of Ob Hill, McMurdo Station Antarctcia

Discovery Point, Ross Island, Antarctica, 10pm

Lake Hoare, Dry Valleys, Antarctica

Emperor penguins glide on their bellies near Cape Evans, Antarctica

Observation Tube under the Ross Sea Ice, Antarctica

Emperor penguins on the Ross Sea Ice near Cape Evans, Antarctica makes their strange noises.
This film was produced to open an art/science gallery exhibition about art and science collaboration in Antarctica. The film follows the experiences of an artist in Antarctica as she becomes immersed in the world of scientific field work. How will this experience be portrayed in her art? Watch to find out!
25 hours in the air, crossing the international Date Line.

25 hours in the air, crossing the international Date Line.

Not your typical flight to the ice. I think someone cheated on the carry on size limit!

Not your typical flight to the ice. I think someone cheated on the carry on size limit!

Home base: next to the southern-most active volcano in the world, Mt. Erebus. To view other sights, click on slide show below...

Home base: next to the southern-most active volcano in the world, Mt. Erebus. To view other sights, click on slide show below...