That was 2017

Another 25,000 pictures taken. One camera retired. One new camera bought. 365 more pictures of the day. 12 more pictures of the month. 36 blog posts (including this one).

Eight trips to Shetland.  60 nights in various hotels, guest houses, conferences centres and on boats.  33 additional Ordnance Survey maps bought as part of my Scottish Landranger project.

A rather more geographically limited year than some of the recent ones.  The farthest west I got was about 12W (somewhere in the pack ice off the Greenland coast), the farthest east was the Russian mining colony at Pyramiden on Svalbard at 16E.  These two extremes weren’t actually very far apart and both were close to my northern-most point of the year at almost 79N (somewhere around the west coast of Svalbard).  

Alongside these snowy extremes, I think my southern-most point this year (51N) was probably one of the terminal buildings at Gatwick airport.

12 Pictures of the Month.

January - Cold clear morning, University of Warwick Arden conference centre
February - stampede Shetland-style, Quendale
March - Let’s Not Be Stupid, Warwick-style
April - North Sea Coast, Jutland, Denmark 
May - Bear Necessities, off the Greenland coast
June - Polar Outpost, Pyramiden, Svalbard
July - Puffin Time, Sumburgh Head, Shetland
August - Orca, Sumburgh Head, Shetland
September - Autumn Calm, West Voe of Sumburgh, Shetland
October - Wild Seas, Scat Ness, Shetland 
November - Golden Hour, Quendale Bay, Shetland
December - The Old Ways, Shotover, Oxford

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