Ben Osborne

South Georgia - Bird Island

The British Antarctic SurveyBetween 1982 and 1984 I spent 18 months working for the British Antarctic Survey on Bird Island, South Georgia.

Returning to the UK in 1984 I decided to leave scientific research to those better suited to the profession while I concentrated full-time on landscape and wildlife photography.

The time on South Georgia gave me the opportunity to develop an extensive portfolio of images as well as a scientific insight into the wildlife that survives on this sub-Antarctic outpost. Everything was in place for a series of magazine articles, which I wrote in the months following my return home. These articles were distributed worldwide through Oxford Scientific Films.
Me weighing an Albatross chick in South GeorgiaThe resulting international exposure lead to approaches from a variety of magazines and I spent the next few years travelling extensively shooting commissioned features.

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