Windy conditions in Kerguelen islands
by Etienne Pauthenet, Meteorology Department (MISU) Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
The Kerguelen islands are located in the latitude band of the Roaring Forties. The photo was shot from the beach of Cap Ratmanoff at the very East of the main island. The westerly wind was 30 m/s, constraining us to stay in the wooden cabin and to stop our bio-logging research activities. The wildlife (King Penguins here) didn't seem very disturbed by this extreme weather. The sand was ripped off and blown away, making the picture grainy.
Shot with a Canon 7D mark II ,24-105mm Canon lens, 98mm focal length, f/4, 1/800s, and ISO 100.
Etienne Pauthenet (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)