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Antarctica

The magnificent blues of AntarcticaThe magnificent blues of Antarctica (Fran Andrews)
Steering
Snowfall in Antarctica
Ready to zodiac
The South Shetland Islands
The South Shetland Islands
The South Shetland Islands
Penguinds in the South Shetland Islands
Penguin colony
At 65 degrees south latitude, we reached our furthest point south and landed on the actual continent of Antarctica. Now we were actually on the continental land mass.

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Penguin Action
Author
susan helder
Antarctica, a continent, is an environment of monochromatic beauty accented with remarkable lighting. All the shades of white, grey and black in the skies, clouds, ice, land and sea depict a …
This berg rolled over as we passed by
Author
Gregory Dohrn
Lemaire Channel, Petermann Island, Pleneau Island
one of many glaciers note different shades of blue
Author
Gregory Dohrn
Cuverville Island, Neko Bay, Paradise Harbour
Author
Gregory Dohrn
Beautiful, majestic, surreal, dreamlike, words cannot even begin to describe this unspoiled continent. Antarctica is truly “out of this world”. Where else will wildlife treat humans as a …
Out on the zodiac
Author
Francis Andrews
On our last day, we explored the area outside of Ushuaia. One trip took us to a ski area where a ski-lift ride and short hike led to glaciers. There were trees and other green things all along the …
The magnificent blues of Antarctica
Author
Francis Andrews
This day we arrived at our Antarctic voyage jumping off point. We didn’t think there was much to see in Tierra del Fuego even though I’ve always loved the sound of that name. I once had …
Playing with the penguins
Author
Francis Andrews
Re-read Day 2, February 18th.
Penguin colony
Author
Francis Andrews
Back on the boat, it was time for another leg home that took us through humpback whale territory. The boat slowed to give us a better chance of spotting some whales. I’m not sure who spotted …
Penguinds in the South Shetland Islands
Author
Francis Andrews
The next day, we had one more landing on Deception Island, which is actually the rim of an old, but recently active - 1997- volcano. The caldera of the enormous volcanic cone was flooded years ago …
The South Shetland Islands
Author
Francis Andrews
I forgot to mention that before we landed on the continent, we had a rather long afternoon cruise to get to our landing point. The afternoon turned out to be the most glorious day of our entire …
The South Shetland Islands
Author
Francis Andrews
At 65 degrees south latitude, we reached out furthest point south and landed on the actual continent of Antarctica. Our other landings had been on islands that are part of the continental …
The South Shetland Islands
Author
Francis Andrews
Our first stop in the area of Antarctica was actually the South Shetland Islands, which are considered to be sub-Antarctica. On a map, the South Shetlands look to be very close to the continent but I …
Ready to zodiac
Author
Francis Andrews
At nine sharp, we were all decked out with our gear as we joined our group, which had been designated for the first landing. The staging area was filled with people in red parkas, orange life vests …
Snowfall in Antarctica
Author
Francis Andrews
The next day, the waves got bigger. We were told that the swells were reaching 18 feet. The waves were big but I really couldn’t guess how big. The swells continued relentlessly all day. As …
Steering
Author
Francis Andrews
Sunday, the day we were leaving for Antarctica, we took an early morning stroll to the waterfront and spotted our industrial looking little red “expedition” ship. It was docked on our …
The Ocean Nova
Author
don webb
Just as ancient mariners and today’s mariners have a ceremony for crossing the equator, there is the same ceremony for those who reach Antarctica, THE POLAR PLUNGE. The day finally came that I …
Exploring the continent of Antarctica
Author
don webb
To say I was able to spend Thanksgiving Day in Antarctica is one thing, but to say that I spent Thanksgiving Day eating amazing barbeque on the deck of our ship with cool weather, clear skies, and an …
Exploring the continent of Antarctica
Author
don webb
Port Lockroy is one of Great Britain’s first research stations in Antarctica and a few years ago it was renovated back to its original state to become a museum (the world’s most Southerly …
On board
Author
don webb
Wintering Over is the term used for those crazy intrepid few who remain in Antarctica during the winter season (basically from March to November). During this time it remains as dark as midnight, …
On board
Author
don webb
The following days were spent moving from place to place with a morning landing and afternoon landing. During the evening the next day’s itinerary would be handed out and even before the ink …
A sea of ice
Author
don webb
On 21-Nov-2007, I set foot on Antarctica at Portal Point at 61-30 S - 61-46 W. What an amazing feeling it was when I first set foot on to Antarctica. I can only compare the moment to how Neil …
Antarctic sunset
Author
don webb
“Antarctica is a separate world. One can feel its presence as it approaches, sailing south from more temperate climes, Standing on the deck, one may follow the reeling albatross, feel the drop …
On board
Author
don webb
I was very fortunate to have on this trip an exceptional staff. These individuals were some of the top experts in their field of studies and have spent many years in the Polar Regions. Our …
Climbing the snowy, Antarctic mountains
Author
don webb
“So on the deep and open sea I set forth, with a single ship and that small band of comrades that had never left me yet.” Dante The Drake Shake or the Drake Lake is how many who have …
Exploring Antarctica
Author
don webb
The next day in the freezing rain the Antarctica Group (82 people) boarded buses for a tour of Tierra Del Fuego National Park. As we were walking through the park enjoying the view and looking at …
Exploring the city of Ushuaia before our cruise
Author
don webb
The anticipation started building about a week before I was set to leave – at home reading information about the trip and it hit me – I am going to Antarctica and once I made this trip, I …
The sign at Tierra del Fuego
Author
don webb
We sailed for days to cross the Drake Pass and arrive at Antarctica. There I saw ice, penguins, more ice, and more penguins and it was very cold. That was my trip to Antarctica. Did you think that …

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