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Weddell Seal, Antarctica - photo by Laurie Allread December 3, 2011 We arrived at Macquarie Island about 7am. The sea was calm and the weather was foggy with light mist. We were met by park …
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 …
Antarctic sunset
Antarctica at sunset - photo by Laurie Allread November 26th, 2011 Much to our surprise, the winds increased to 44 knots which again prevented the helicopters from flying to Ross Island for …
The Kapitan Khlebnikov
The Kapitan Klebnikov in Antarctica - photo by Laurie Allread November 25, 2011 Our plans for visiting McMurdo and Ross Stations, Scott's Discovery hut at Cape Evans and hiking Observation Hill …
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 …
I guess he wanted me to take his picture
Emperor Penguin - Photo by Laurie Allread November 22, 2011 Last evening, we headed toward an area further close to Taylor Valley in the McMurdo Dry Valleys in hope to make a helicopter …
Photo taken by Laurie Allread Nov. 21, 2011 from McMurdo Sound November 21, 2011 Shackleton's Nimrod Hut, Lat. 77 33 South. Long 166 67 E Last night, we left Franklin Island about 10 pm and …
Emperor Penguin - photo by Laurie Allread NOVEMBER 20, 2011 Again we were reminded of the old Russian saying "the best way though ice is around ice." The day was spent weaving in and out of ice …
Breaking ice
115 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula - photo by Laurie Allread November 19th, 2011 We spent the day heading toward Cape Washington or Coulman Island to visit emperor Penguins. The currents …
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 …
Camping during Antarctic tour
Antarctica camping during an polar expedition cruise Getting a little shut-eye in Antarctica More and more, an overnight camping trip on Antarctica is becoming a popular addition to a polar …
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 …
Book by September 30, 2010 to save 30% off an 11-day polar voyage onboard the Antarctic Dream. This discount applies to the November 7, 2010 departure. Here's a beautiful clip of an Antarctic Dream …
Continuing my love affair with Alaska, I'm living vicariously through Adventure Lifer, Marissa, and this short clip of her adventures in Alaska. In mid-May, Marissa spent a week in the famous …
Alaska wildlife tours and brown bear fishing for salmon
Brown bear fishing for salmon Wildlife has come to define Alaska. Images of grand grizzlies, a breaching humpback whale, or a bald eagle snatching a salmon from a stream have come to symbolize the …
Beth and Flat Stanley at Paradise Bay in Antarctica
Flat Stanley and Beth at Paradise Bay in Antarctica Flat Stanley: The ingenious little international phenomenon that encourages school children to expand their geography know-how and explore the …
The blue especially pops when there\'s overcast
The famous and beautiful blue ice of Antarctica   Curious gentoo penguins in Antarctica Antarctic traveler and travel writer, Chris Connelly, shares his experiences in the great white …
See rockhopper penguins up close on a Falkland Islands tour
See rockhopper penguins up close on a Falkland Islands tour. Photo by: Jo Turner An absolutely stunning day today! Due to departing Antarctica a half day early, the Expedition Leader requested …
See rockhopper penguins up close on a Falkland Islands tour
An absolutely stunning day today!  Due to departing Antarctica a half day early, the Expedition Leader requested permission for an additional landing in the Falklands.  The landing was at Steeple …
Kapitan Khlebnikov breaking ice
Kapitan Khlebnikov breaking ice. Photo by Paul Orenstein Yesterday's attempt at the Shetland Islands was a bust, again due to weather.  Winds were blowing hard, and word was that all the ships in …
Antarctic tour, travelers with penguins
Adventure Life Women explore Antarctica Good morning great Adventure Life friends!!! Just a quick note to let you all know that we have fallen in deep deep love with Antarctica. I will fill you …
Albatross cruising the Drake Passage to Antarctica
Albatross cruising the Drake Passage to Antarctica The ship has been rocking back and forth since around 2 am this morning. Swells look to be about 12 feet high, and the crew calls this the Drake …
As of 7PM Ushuaia time, the Kapitan Khlibnikov remains trapped in the ice near Snow Hill - making it 6 days, I believe, of being stuck. In the mean time, I continue to explore Ushuaia. Today and …

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