5 February 2008

Survival suit oneupmanship: a photo call

Competition has been in the air these last few weeks on the Beagle Project Blog, and it sure hasn't done any harm to our traffic. So, to keep the profitable tooth and claw theme going...

Just in case Kevin Z thinks he's the only one with a goofy photo of himself in a survival suit, here's yours truly volunteering for disaster drill duty on a ferry between Norway's Lofoten Islands and Bodø on the mainland.

Come to think of it, this could be the start of a great photoblog featuring scientists (that includes all those wonderful amateurs out there without whom the science of natural history would be in the gutter) in fantastical and/or embarrassing fieldwork gear. Please paste links to your photo submissions in the comments below.

(Confession at the outset: my photo here should probably be disqualified from appearing in the proposed photoblog because I'm not donning the suit for science, I'm just being silly while on holiday. However, I hope you'll agree, it does get the ball rolling nicely.)

9 comments:

coturnix said...

Have you been on land on Lofoten? They have some cute ponies running around wild, I hear.

nunatak said...

Yes, and oh how I would love to go back and visit again. Sheer granite walls rising out of the north atlantic with the shoreline dotted with colourful fishing villages. I didn't see any ponies though...

Miriam Goldstein said...

I love this contest! This is my favorite photo of me EVER.

nunatak said...

Miriam, that is awesome! Keep 'em coming everybody!

coturnix said...

Oh, I checked again: Lofoten ponies are now extinct. The Icelandic pony is its direct descendant.

nunatak said...

I really think somebody needs to go back up there and get to the bottom of this.

Richard Carter, FCD said...

OK, you asked for it.

Richard Carter, FCD said...

Love the ginger moustache on the fizzog of the chap in the photo behind Nunatak. Check out the hi-res version, if you don't believe me.

nunatak said...

I think it's only ginger because it is reflecting the nuclear glow of my survival suit!