Just another day in Antarctica - no big deal (Kassandra Magruder)
Just another day in Antarctica - no big deal
Flying over Mount St. Helends in Washington (Kassandra Magruder)
Flying over Mount St. Helends in Washington
Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires (Kassandra Magruder)
Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires
Found a great microbrewery in Ushuaia! (Kassandra Magruder)
Found a great microbrewery in Ushuaia!
The port of Ushuaia from up the hill (Kassandra Magruder)
The port of Ushuaia from up the hill
Tierra del Fuego mountains (Kassandra Magruder)
Tierra del Fuego mountains
The port! Readying ourselves for the Drake Passage (Kassandra Magruder)
The port!  Readying ourselves for the Drake Passage
Great little cabin (Kassandra Magruder)
Great little cabin
Surprisingly big cabin on the Akademik Ioffe (Kassandra Magruder)
Surprisingly big cabin on the Akademik Ioffe
Beautiful mountains on the Beagle Channel (Kassandra Magruder)
Beautiful mountains on the Beagle Channel
The Drake! Drake Lake on the way south. (Kassandra Magruder)
The Drake!  Drake Lake on the way south.
Great ski guide, Paul, assesses the snow (Kassandra Magruder)
Great ski guide, Paul, assesses the snow
Warming up with cider and peanuts! (Kassandra Magruder)
Warming up with cider and peanuts!
Melanie puts skins to ski. (Kassandra Magruder)
Melanie puts skins to ski.
The group after our first run in the South Shetland Islands! (Kassandra Magruder)
The group after our first run in the South Shetland Islands!
Getting gear in the zodiacs (Kassandra Magruder)
Getting gear in the zodiacs
Stormy rocks (Kassandra Magruder)
Stormy rocks
Petrels on iceberg (Kassandra Magruder)
Petrels on iceberg
Gentoo Penguins in the storm (Kassandra Magruder)
Gentoo Penguins in the storm
Chinstrap penguin (Kassandra Magruder)
Chinstrap penguin
First landing on Antarctica! (Kassandra Magruder)
First landing on Antarctica!
First of many thousand of penguins (Kassandra Magruder)
First of many thousand of penguins
Gentoo mating! (Kassandra Magruder)
Gentoo mating!
Freeing the zodiac from the ice - our fearless crew! (Kassandra Magruder)
Freeing the zodiac from the ice - our fearless crew!
Almost trapped in the ice! (Kassandra Magruder)
Almost trapped in the ice!
First kayaking excursion (Kassandra Magruder)
First kayaking excursion
Out they go! (Kassandra Magruder)
Out they go!
Liz piloting the zodiac (Kassandra Magruder)
Liz piloting the zodiac
Worth every penny (Kassandra Magruder)
Worth every penny
Zodiac cruising (Kassandra Magruder)
Zodiac cruising
Zodiac cruising (Kassandra Magruder)
Zodiac cruising
After a long day of skiing (Kassandra Magruder)
After a long day of skiing
Skiing the peninsula (Kassandra Magruder)
Skiing the peninsula
Playing with the beacons (Kassandra Magruder)
Playing with the beacons
A chinstrap colony at the top of the mountain - who knew?!? (Kassandra Magruder)
A chinstrap colony at the top of the mountain - who knew?!?
Waiting for the zodiac pickup (Kassandra Magruder)
Waiting for the zodiac pickup
The skies finally starting to clear (Kassandra Magruder)
The skies finally starting to clear
Antarctica - gorgeous (Kassandra Magruder)
Antarctica - gorgeous
Walking down the gangplank (Kassandra Magruder)
Walking down the gangplank
Maggie in the zodiac (Kassandra Magruder)
Maggie in the zodiac
Blue skies (Kassandra Magruder)
Blue skies
The Akademik Ioffe! (Kassandra Magruder)
The Akademik Ioffe!
Peaks abound (Kassandra Magruder)
Peaks abound
More beauty - when can I go back?! (Kassandra Magruder)
More beauty - when can I go back?!
(Kassandra Magruder)
(Kassandra Magruder)
(Kassandra Magruder)
(Kassandra Magruder)
Baileys and hot chocolate = perfect zodiac cruising (Kassandra Magruder)
Baileys and hot chocolate = perfect zodiac cruising
Loading the zodiacs (Kassandra Magruder)
Loading the zodiacs
All set to go - time for the next one! (Kassandra Magruder)
All set to go - time for the next one!
Chinstrap (Kassandra Magruder)
Chinstrap
Adelie flying out of the water! (Kassandra Magruder)
Adelie flying out of the water!
Beautiful ice (Kassandra Magruder)
Beautiful ice
(Kassandra Magruder)
(Kassandra Magruder)
Penguin love (Kassandra Magruder)
Penguin love
So cute and cuddly .... (Kassandra Magruder)
So cute and cuddly ....
Typical Antarctica vista (Kassandra Magruder)
Typical Antarctica vista
Arriving to the peninsula (Kassandra Magruder)
Arriving to the peninsula
We skied that (Kassandra Magruder)
We skied that
Thousands! (Kassandra Magruder)
Thousands!
(Kassandra Magruder)
(Kassandra Magruder)
(Kassandra Magruder)
Curious little guy checks out my backpack (Kassandra Magruder)
Curious little guy checks out my backpack
Good photo ops (Kassandra Magruder)
Good photo ops
View from the zodiac (Kassandra Magruder)
View from the zodiac
(Kassandra Magruder)
(Kassandra Magruder)
Good weather in November! (Kassandra Magruder)
Good weather in November!
(Kassandra Magruder)
Excitement - even after loads of trips to Antarctica! (Kassandra Magruder)
Excitement - even after loads of trips to Antarctica!
Dance party on the bow (Kassandra Magruder)
Dance party on the bow
Dance party/happy hour! (Kassandra Magruder)
Dance party/happy hour!
Making new friends (Kassandra Magruder)
Making new friends
Before sunset (Kassandra Magruder)
Before sunset
It's a whale! (Kassandra Magruder)
It's a whale!
Great food! (Kassandra Magruder)
Great food!
Overnight kayakers departing (Kassandra Magruder)
Overnight kayakers departing
Kayaking past a penguin rookery (Kassandra Magruder)
Kayaking past a penguin rookery
(Kassandra Magruder)
Port Lockroy (Kassandra Magruder)
Port Lockroy
The little dots are skiers (Kassandra Magruder)
The little dots are skiers
Mating season (Kassandra Magruder)
Mating season
Port Lockroy mountains (Kassandra Magruder)
Port Lockroy mountains
Stand up paddleboarding in Antarctica! (Kassandra Magruder)
Stand up paddleboarding in Antarctica!
View from my kayak (Kassandra Magruder)
View from my kayak
(Kassandra Magruder)
Awesome day on the water (Kassandra Magruder)
Awesome day on the water
(Kassandra Magruder)
Aitcho Island seal (Kassandra Magruder)
Aitcho Island seal
Aitcho in the South Shetlands (Kassandra Magruder)
Aitcho in the South Shetlands
Great crew on the Ioffe! (Kassandra Magruder)
Great crew on the Ioffe!
Last landing on our voyage (Kassandra Magruder)
Last landing on our voyage
Kayaking in Antarctica (Kassandra Magruder)
Kayaking in Antarctica
Kassandra Miller
The Most Beautiful Place on the Earth - 2011