Arctic

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Komatiks traveling to Floe Edge
Mary crosses the ice on komatiks, enroute to base camp. Today we are traveling across the frozen ocean on komatiks, wooden sledges pulled by snowmobiles, to our Arctic base camp. The ride is …
In flight to the Arctic! Talk about solitude... I'm on my way to northern Baffin Island, specifically Pond Inlet, a small community in northern Nunavut where sightings of narwhal and polar bear …
Wildlife viewing on an Arctic tour While on a Galapagos tour or an Antarctica cruise you can literally trip over the wildlife if you're not paying attention. However, we can all use a little …
Views from the Kapitan Khlebnikov
photo by Laurie Allread December 1, 2011 and December 2, 2011 The days were spent cruising north to Macquarie Island. The time was spent attending lectures, cleaning our gear for our …
Antarctica Icebergs November 27, 2011 The Ross Ice Shelf came into view about noon. Size of France and is about 600 miles The vastness cannot be captured in with any lens. The icy cold winds …
Sun shot
Antarctica - Photo by Laurie Allread NOVEMBER 23, 2011 During the early morning the captain moved the ship south toward Cape Evans on Ross Island. The ship was at its furthest point south on …
Atop the Kapitan Khlebnikov
NOVEMBER 18TH, 2011 -- 7PM The Kapitan Klebnikov pushes through ice - Photo by Laurie Allread Tomorrow will be another day of crushing ice as Coulman Island is still 170 miles away. Due to the …
Views from the Kapitan Khlebnikov
Antarctica travel photo by Laurie Allread NOVEMBER 15TH TUESDAY -- SOUTHERN OCEAN 7AM Last night we were warned to expect the worst and to secure our items in our cabins. Surprisingly, most of …
Laurie Allread prepares for her fourth voyage to Antarctica. This picture was taken on her trip to Snow Hill in 2008 Friday - Nov. 11, 2011 This afternoon we conducted bio security which …
Laurie Allread prepares for her fourth voyage to Antarctica. This picture was taken on her trip to Snow Hill in 2008 Tuesday - November 8, 2011: Anticipation is increasing. Tonight, I will meet …
Kapitan Khlebnikov breaking ice
Polar Icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov by Henny Miltenburg That's right -- one of the only passenger icebreakers in operation -- the Kapitan Khelbnikov -- has announced it will end its career as an …

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