Photos from Antarctica expedition aboard the Ocean Diamond: awesome wildlife, amazing vistas, diverse weather.
''Antarctica? Why?'' ''Antarctica? Wow!'' Those were the two most common responses from family, friends and colleagues when they learned I was off to the frozen continent for the holidays. I stepped on the Antarctic continent twice: my journey through ice, wind and stormy weather a glorious one. John Steinbeck said it best: ''. . .we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.''
Albatross. Penguins. Seals. Whales. Giant waves. Glaciers. Spectacular land- and seascapes. All this and more on a 17 day voyage from Ushuaia, Argentina, to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and the Antarctic Peninsula.
My daughters, Katy and Becca, and I visited the 7th continent for Christmas break on our Antarctica trip.
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).
Our trip to Antarctica aboard the Quark Ship Ocean Diamond.
We flew across the Drake Passage from Rio Gallegos, Argentina to King George Island on an Argentine Air Force C-130 and cruised on the Ocean Nova for 4 days before flying back to Punta Arenas, Chile.The weather could not be any better! With temperatures in the mid-40s, we often dropped our jackets on the rocks near the beach and hiked up to see the penguin colonies. We were often 10 to 100 feet …
A trip beyond expectations, seven friends set out to cruise the southern seas.
Gentoo penguins, king penguins, adele penguins, chinstrap penguins, rockhopper penguins, Orca whales, fur seals, elephant seals, weddell seals, crabeater seals, birds, and more!
An awesome adventure to one of the only places in the world where as a human you feel truly insignificant...
Some memories from the Finnish group that had the chance to see the beautiful wildlife of the Antarctic aboard the beautiful ship Silver Explorer.
We were on board the holiday 2011 sailing of L'Austral with stops on the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, Antarctica, the South Shetland Islands and Cape Horn.
My Antarctica Journal: Having crossed the Arctic Circle, Cancer, Capricorn, the Equator and International dateline, I was determined to complete the list by crossing the Antarctic Circle. I embarked on the Sea Spirit for their Southern Antarctica Expedition Cruise,