Frozen Planet Stills

Cameraman Mark Smith filming Adelie penguins in early Spring. Frequent snow storms with winds of up to 150mph kept both team members on their toes throughout their 4 months working alone at Cape Crozier, Antarctica. These unseasonal snow storms are spring’s ‘sucker punch’ - the water warms faster than the land and pulls cold air down from the continent. Entire penguin colonies can be killed by these savage storms because the penguins refuse to leave their eggs even if they are completely covered in metres of snow. Frozen Planet

View gallery

29 photos

View Comments