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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Jenny Johnston
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Pamela Knowles
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Pamela Knowles
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Pamela Knowles
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Pamela Knowles
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Pamela Knowles
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Pamela Knowles
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