Antarctica


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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Some memories from the Finnish group that had the chance to see the beautiful wildlife of the Antarctic aboard the beautiful ship Silver Explorer.

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A large berg in the distancePenguins everywhere!Chinstrap penguinsPenguins everywhere!adorable penguin chicksOur group of Finnish photographers

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

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A journey aboard the MV Ushuaia in November, 2010. There is no way to describe Antarctica without seeing it. You come back home and everyone asks \"What did you do? What did you see\"? …

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Elizabeth Conway
A little reminder in the principles of Leave No Trace is always a good idea. This short video from my last Antarctica trip provides just that. Although a tiny pebble might seem insignificant, they …
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Elizabeth Conway
Hey -- remember that time we were in Antarctica and that minke whale decided to swim over to our zodiac, give it a little nudge and dive underneath before meandering on its way...? Antarctica …
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Adventure Life
Emperor Penguins in Antarctica. Photo by Laurie Allread This morning I woke to ice on three sides of the ship. Being trapped with ice all around made for a wonderfully peaceful night of sleep and …
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Sullivan Peraino
Bob Dylan’s “Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands” is playing behind the bar and I don’t think I ever imagined listening to Blonde on Blonde in such a setting.   This …
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Sullivan Peraino
Most of the ship was up all night as 50-knot winds howled over the deck, and as the foul weather continued we had to scrap our planned landing at Vernansky Station.  Boris announced “Plan …
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Sullivan Peraino
I woke this morning at dawn, rubbed my eyes and sat up to the windowsill – land!  Giant, sheer faces of ice surrounded the ship on all sides, and big chunks of ice floated past my …
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Sullivan Peraino
We boarded our Antarctic vessel, One Ocean’s Akademik Sergey Vavilov, at the Port of Ushuaia on March 16.  The port was hosting a long ship regatta the same weekend, so we traversed the …
The Drake Passage: Taking seasick prevention pills and putting on a patch.
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Erin Correia
Finally!  It was time to board the Sea Spirit! We met at the park, boarded buses and were taken to the gangway.  The excited crew shuffled us along as we checked in and were taken to …
The waters were finally calm enough for the kayakers! Go team Kayak!
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Erin Correia
This daily announcement brought pangs of jealousy to 95% of the passengers on our cruise, but for the lucky 5% who got to be a part of the special little clique than everyone else on board envied, it …
Stunning views at Pleneau Island
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Erin Correia
I have to be honest.  Antarctica never really appealed to me as a beautiful place to visit.  I wanted to go there to check off my 6th continent and to see millions of penguins.  Snow? …
My brother collected an iceberg while on his tour of Pleneau Island
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Erin Correia
You always hear about life on the ice and the amazing experiences everyone has with the penguins and the snow.  But what about life on board the ship? I'll admit, I didn't see much of …
Gentoo penguin on Petermann Island
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Erin Correia
As we made our way to Petermann Island, the rain turned to snow and it felt more like we were in Antarctica.  The landing site was completely covered in penguins and we all wandered around it …
Experience some rough seas that prevented landings so we whale watched from the ship
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Erin Correia
You imagine snow and ice in Antarctica, especially as the winter is starting to roll back in.  Rain is not what I expected, but that is exactly what we got for the next day. We arrived at …
Barrientos Island
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Erin Correia
And just like that, the first iceberg was spotted and we were in Antarctic waters!  It was much sunnier and warmer than I would have imagined!  We enjoyed beautiful views on deck as we …