Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, and to most of us it's also a complete mystery. But it's home to Anthony Powell.
A satellite communications engineer at Murdo Station, a U.S. Antarctic research station on Ross Island, Powell has been gathering film of the south polar climate over the past 10 years. His footage has been shown on National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, the BBC's Frozen Planet, and is about to be compiled into a feature-length documentary... with your help.
The images of auroras, moonrises and penguins tottering across the ice are brilliant. Watching the trailer you get a sense of the incredible feats of photographic exploration Powell has undertaken. His Antarctic day-job also means he gets to see the environment in the harsher months - when night lasts 24 hours - which most documentarians never see. He's currently trying to get the film's finishing touches financed on Kickstarter; a $20 donation will get you an advanced copy.