Photos from Antarctica expedition aboard the Ocean Diamond: awesome wildlife, amazing vistas, diverse weather.

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King penguins examine a cameraWandering around downtownVast landscapeRuins of huts in AntarcticaSnow dustedAntarctica reflected

Our trip to Antarctica aboard the Quark Ship Ocean Diamond.

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Fin del mundo; end of the worldIf they loose us in these its on purposeThe Ocean Dimmond waiting for usNadia at the Helm Shakelton, Velda and ScottVelda and Steve on last excursion

Fantastic voyage aboard the MV Ushuaia to the Antarctic Peninsula. Great crew, great food. 12 landings and perfect weather for the trip of a lifetime (so far).

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Penguins everywherePenguins everywherePenguins everywherePenguins everywhereGentoo penguins everywhereThe Ushuaia

After visiting Peru three years ago, I returned with my daughter to hike the Inca Trail.

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Biking through PeruExploring the cobbled streetsExploring the cobbled streetsExploring the cobbled streetsModern ruins?

Trip below the Antarctic circle on board the Ioffe with kayak option.

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Yacutinga Fireplace
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Mount Etna Free Image
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Holiday Traditions Edited
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Friendly Sloth
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Office Christmas Tree 2013
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Feeling the rush of the rapids during a whitewater rafting trip in Costa Rica
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A View of Granada
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Shan Jiang
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Footprints in the sand
Marissa Jensen
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Pamela Knowles
Jan 8th Tuesday Deception Island and Yankee Harbor Cruised through the biggest channel during the night so Pam slept through the part that made her sick last time.  Deception Island is a …
Pamela Knowles
Jan 7th  Monday Port Lockroy (UK)  and  Jougla Pt to Neko Harbor They split our landing again, one group to Jougla Island that had Gentoos and Cormorants nesting, along with a whale …
Pamela Knowles
Jan 6th Sunday – Yalour Island and Wordie House and Vernadsky (Ukrainian research center that is still operating today.) and BBQ night. After breakfast we had a 9:00 launch to Yalour Island …