Huomenta (good morning in Finnish),
Tiede (science) is serious stuff. It is important to document what is being done for research purposes as well as raise public awareness of scientific research. So, photos have always been an important part of field work. One example of a famous “science pose” is biologist Edward Nelson with his handy-dandy instruments from the 1911 Scott expedition to the South Pole.
Some scientists, some we know better than others, like to emulate Nelson’s famous pose.
Other scientists prefer more action shots of themselves making measurements and doing work.
In this field expedition, quite a bit of pointing goes on as well.
Other scientists like to pose with things, or in our case more important equipment.
To learn more about Scott’s expedition, check out: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01/pictures/120117-scott-south-pole-anniversary-hundred-years-science/