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Antarctica: “Strange & Cold,” Images From the Lost Continent

By Gary Bogue
Monday, October 12th, 2009 at 7:51 am in Antarctica, Karl Nielsen.

Adelie penguins, Antarctica. (Karl Nielsen)

I got a couple of e-mails asking how our son Karl was doing, so i figure it’s time for a quick update.

Those of you who follow this blog and my daily newspaper columns in Bay Area News Group-East Bay newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area, may recall my periodic tales of our son, Karl Nielsen, and his adventures working and taking photographs in Antarctica, backpacking and taking photographs in Nepal and Thailand, and working as a whitewater rafting guide (and taking photographs) in Alaska.

C-17 and runway equipment on Pegasus Runway, a glacial ice runway on the Ross Ice Shelf near McMurdo, Antarctica. (Karl Nielsen)

You’ll note the common denominator in my above comments … “taking photographs.” The reason for this is that Karl is a professional photographer and striving to make this his full-time job.

Carpenter’s warming hut at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, during “Icestock” music festival, New Year’s celebration, 2007-2008. (Karl Nielsen)

If you’d like to find out more about what Karl is doing these days, here’s your chance:

You are invited to “Strange & Cold,” an exhibit of photos by Karl Nielsen ( from his time in Antarctica. The show is hosted by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

Please come to the reception to enjoy images from the Lost Continent, along with refreshments and a few fascinating stories from Karl: Thursday, Oct. 15, 4:30-7 p.m., MTC, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, CA 94607

The show continues through Jan. 8, 2010.

See you there? /Gary

Bell 212 helicopter flying over the ice toward Marble Point entrance to Royal Society Mountain Range, Antarctica. (Karl Nielsen)

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One Response to “Antarctica: “Strange & Cold,” Images From the Lost Continent”

  1. Jeffrey Says:

    Wow, these photos are fantastic – great to see such a remote place.. hope to get there soon!


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