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.)