In late 2010 I was fortunate enough to be able to take a once in a lifetime expedition to Antarctica. This remote continent is the coldest, driest, windiest and highest place on our planet. It is also abundant in wildlife and incredibly beautiful scenery. I really hope I get to return to this wonderful and mysterious place at least a few more times.
The next two dozen (yes, 24) or so posts will deal with my trip to this very remote region of our planet. I will talk about the places we visited, showcase a few photos, discuss the performance of my chosen camera gear and as well, what we did to prepare for this expedition.
We booked our Antarctic expedition with Quark Expeditions – they came highly recommended to us by Peter Eastway who is a very gifted landscape photographer in Australia (Peter took a similar voyage a year earlier). Our trip aboard Quark’s vessel, the Ocean Nova, started in Ushuaia, Argentina – then we travelled to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, the South Orkney Islands and finally, Antarctica. And of course, no trip to Antarctica is complete without crossing the dreaded Drake Passage. Here is a map of the route we took:
As you will find out over the next few weeks, it was an unbelievable adventure – with many photo opportunities and incredible experiences.
Tomorrow, we will discuss the preparations we made for our trip – clothing, bags, medication (yes, medication) and of course, camera gear.
If you want to take a sneak peek at some of the images I shot, you can visit the Antarctica section of my Antarctica gallery.
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