Images of Antarctica: Andy Townsend & Lyn Irvine


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Andy Townsend is a freelance photographer and computer programmer, who has travelled and photographed extensively in Australia, New Zealand, North America, Northern Europe and Antarctica.

A committed environmentalist, he believes in the power of the visual image to inspire and educate. Andy has had a variety of work published in diaries, calendars, magazines and books around the world and he has exhibited at the Wilderness Gallery, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania. In 2003 he won an award in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

When not taking photos in far-away lands, Andy enjoys being in the garden, kayaking and going on long walks on the local mountain with his partner and dog.

Lyn Irvine, a nature photographer and marine biologist, has spent over thirty months working on the Antarctic continent. She has explored much of eastern Antarctica and spent a fourteen month ‘winter’ at Mawson Station in 2001.

Lyn believes that sharing the beauty of Antarctica will encourage protection of this unique continent forever. Her photographs have been published in various Antarctic books and magazines and were selected as part of an Australian Antarctic Division exhibition at Parliament House, Canberra, in May 2004.

Lyn lives just south of Hobart with her partner and young daughter, and can often be found bushwalking, scuba diving or wandering along her local beach.

These beautiful and evocative photographs are featured in Images of Antarctica 2005, a superbly-produced calendar which can be ordered directly from their web site.