Stereoscopic images of elephant seals at Atlas Cove, taken at Heard Island on 16-17 December 2008.
The Aurora Australis made a brief visit to Heard and McDonald Islands in mid-December 2008. The visit was opportunistic owing to an opening in the ship's schedule.
During the visit a number of quick surveys were undertaken, primarily assisted by helicopters.
This dataset consists of stereographic images taken by two photographers from ground level during a survey of Elephant Seal colonies at Atlas Cove. There are two folders of data, one for each photographer. Each folder contains a shot list of the photos (in an excel spreadsheet), plus the photos themselves.
General information about images: 16 Dec 2008 visit to Atlas Cove, Heard Island. Snowfall in morning affected image quality. Overcast conditions made for relatively dim and flat lighting conditions. 17 Dec 2008: revisited Atlas Cove and redid photography in good light. All images supplied in native camera format as well as .jpg.
The types of cameras used by the photograpehrs were:
Jodi Wruck - Canon Model EOS 5D Roselin Bali - Nikon Model D200
These data are publicly available upon request to the Australian Antarctic Data Centre. The dataset is too large to be downloaded, but is available on a DVD.
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