200,000 penguins...oh my!
Author
Courtney Jordan
After a great breakfast and pack up of lunch, we are off to see the park. We are in and out of the van all day with our little group and really get to see a lot. Salto Grande Waterfall, Grey …
Artsy close up of iguana legs
Author
Rhonda Markel
To dream is to be alive! Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed about visiting the Galapagos Islands. Little did I know, that one day I would achieve that dream, not from Montreal where I was born, …
(San Cristobal) Parkinsonia a/k/a Palo Verde/Jerusalem Thorn
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Glory Moore
The morning weather started off a bit on the dreary side which didn't make for spectacular photography, but that didn't stop me from shooting a lot of flamingo photos. One of my ''so close'' moments …
Penguin national monument
Author
Courtney Jordan
We are up early and again a little confusion, as we never rec'd our welcome packet upon arrival in Santiago. We wait outside the hotel early, as we know we are supposed to get picked up for the …
(San Cristobal) Prickly Pear Cactus flower
Author
Glory Moore
If I didn't have the photos to prove it, I'd think I was dreaming. Quite possibly one of my favorite islands this trip. The weather being perfect made it that much more magical. Took tons (and by …
Our boat to Penguin National Monument
Author
Courtney Jordan
After an early flight (which is longer than we thought and there was no food), we are hungry and ready to officially start the trip. After a little confusion with transportation, we take a taxi to …
(San Cristobal) Cactus Ground Finch & Prickly Pear Cactus
Author
Glory Moore
The trip is off to a grand start. Got settled in on the Millennium, organized the photo bag and then headed back to the island for a trip to the educational center. Great photography opportunities …
Our hotel in Punta Arenas, really cool and historical
Author
Courtney Jordan
After a long night of travel, we arrive in Santiago around 10am. It is pretty hot. We walk around Bella Vista after checking in to the hotel. We have to go to bed early, as our flight is at 5:30am …
See rockhopper penguins up close on a Falkland Islands tour
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Adventure Life
See rockhopper penguins up close on a Falkland Islands tour. Photo by: Jo Turner An absolutely stunning day today! Due to departing Antarctica a half day early, the Expedition Leader requested …
See rockhopper penguins up close on a Falkland Islands tour
Author
Adventure Life
An absolutely stunning day today!  Due to departing Antarctica a half day early, the Expedition Leader requested permission for an additional landing in the Falklands.  The landing was at Steeple …
Pete made a big splash
Author
Adventure Life
Pete Dohrn takes the Polar Plunge! Photo from Gregory Dohrn's Antarctica album November 29 This is it. Our last chance to make it to the Emperor Penguin Rookery at Snow Hill. At 5:30 AM, …
Adelie penguins jumping into sea
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Adventure Life
Adelie penguins jumping into sea November 26 Woke to poor visibility and the 5:30am announcement that helicopter flights to Snow Hill were delayed.  An hour went by and another announcement came …
Antarctic tour, travelers with penguins
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Adventure Life Women explore Antarctica Good morning great Adventure Life friends!!! Just a quick note to let you all know that we have fallen in deep deep love with Antarctica. I will fill you …
First Gentoo penguin encounter at Aitcho (pronounced H.O.)
Author
Elizabeth Conway
After all, I have a new penguin snow-globe promise to live up to.
Renee gets upclose with a Weddell Seal
Author
Elizabeth Conway
...in the hands of a three-year-old. As promised, I brought my son Samuel home a penguin ... in the form of a snow-globe purchased in Ushuaia. He loved it, and dropped it on his way into school for …
Renee and Gentoo penguins
Author
Elizabeth Conway
And Antarctica brought it enthusiastically to the surface. Here's just a few of the species I can add to my developing bird-log: Magellanic Woodpecker (spotted during our hike in Tierra del Fuego …
One of the first icebergs we encountered
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Adventure Life
Image from Gregory Dohrn's Antarctica Journal What a day! Today we entered Antarctic Sound, also known as Iceberg Alley. And what a place it is! Gigantic table icebergs float everywhere, and on …
Dinner with great folks in Ushuaia
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Both Julia and Renee and eight other passengers went sea kayaking during our trip -- and at least one of them was able to bring a lucky charm through customs. In one afternoon, the kayakers had …
Julia and Renee in the twisted landscape of the park
Author
Elizabeth Conway
A member of our expedition team, Russian born Valdimir has taken over 120 expeditions to Antarctica (each that included roughly 4 days in the Drake). Needless to say, we were in very capable and …
Albatross cruising the Drake Passage to Antarctica
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Adventure Life
Albatross cruising the Drake Passage to Antarctica The ship has been rocking back and forth since around 2 am this morning. Swells look to be about 12 feet high, and the crew calls this the Drake …
Leaving Ushuaia for Antarctica
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Adventure Life
Leaving Ushuaia for Antarctica Four hours to go to board the ship! Passengers are gathering in the hotel bar and conversation is lively as we wait the final hours for our Antarctica cruise to …
A beautiful day trip just outside of Ushuaia.
Author
Elizabeth Conway
One of our expedition staff grew up in Owatonna, MN - just a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from my hometown. And, as we boarded the ship, Renee was reunited with a former professor!
Glaciers and icebergs collide!
Author
Julia Kocubinski
Another day of trying to make it to some lectures. Unfortunately, the hardest part of the boat for me happened to be the lecture room. It was towards the front of the boat and so seemed to rock much …
Best tasted the local fungus -- odd texture...
Author
Elizabeth Conway
When we were camping at Paradise Bay, the curious penguins decided to visit us at all hours of the night -- literally right outside the tent -- and practice their best squawk. Other visitors that …