The BBC News article UK Antarctic meteorite hunt bags large haul shows this ultra wide angle and likely "little planet"-type of self portrait. I can't understand how this effect is produced.
While example images given in in answers to a previous question How are “Little Planet” photos created? show only the ground at the bottom:
These show the photographer and another person - there were only two people on this magnetic meteor-hunting arctic expedition.
There's no evidence of stitching or movement of the subjects during multiple exposures
The formats are rectangular (though that could be imposed for publication)
Could these have been imaged with a single, extremely wide format lens and a single exposure?
If so, what kind of lenses, optics, or other equipment are used to do this? While it seems that stitching several images together might be the solution, would the subjects simply hold very still as a drone rotates? Or is there a pole supporting the camera that's been edited out (a bit like the Mars Rover "selfies")? I've cropped a bit of the photo - there seems to be something in one person's hand.
Most of the space rocks in collections were picked up in the Antarctic. KATHERINE JOY / UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER