The 3rd December, Stefano and his wife Stéphanie, are leaving for five months expedition on the Sub-Antarctic archipelagos of Crozet and Kerguelen.
This two archipelagos are located between Africa, Antarctica and Australia, and are a part of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF). The islands are located far from inhabited land, and have no airport, port or regular transport. Not only is it some way off most tourist routes, but the climate is inhospitable in the extreme. It is the windiest place on Earth, exposed to the strong westerly gales of the ‘roaring forties’ – gusts frequently top 110 km/hr. With rain, sleet and snow falling on around 300 days of the year, temperatures rarely reach above freezing. Despite the inhospitable climate, Crozet and Kerguelen are home to a wide range of wildlife.
During this expedition, Stefano will spend several months photographing albatross, elephant seals and king penguins. This project is supported by the TAAF and Nikon.