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Too cute – the babies…

Too cute – the babies…

Aaaah – so cute – always seems to be the reaction to baby animals of any kind, and in Peru this hasn’t been any different.  The baby alpacas, llamas and vicunas are adorable  – whether you see them at a distance in a herd, or at a market stall where the locals know that us … Continue reading

Headless Penguins of Antarctica

Headless Penguins of Antarctica

Now that I am back in Ushuaia it has been a good time to look through and back up my photos. I have hundreds of penguin shots from a distance, up close, in groups or alone.  However one thing that I seemed to have shot a lot of is the seemingly headless penguins.  These photos … Continue reading

The Icebergs

The Icebergs

Are you here for the wildlife or the ice?  This was a common question in the early days of my Antarctic cruise. And the responses were a fairly even split of those who were here to see the wildlife, and those who were on board to see the ice. I thought I was here to … Continue reading

Antarctic Seals v Sealions

Antarctic Seals v Sealions

In my final week of work, my colleague Michaela said to write a blog on the difference between seals and sealions.  Luckily, one of the first lectures on board the Antarctic cruise was this, and then, during the trip, I was lucky enough to see five species of seal in the Antarctic. True Seals Essentially … Continue reading

Mr Men of Antarctic Penguins

Mr Men of Antarctic Penguins

If there was one thing that we were guaranteed to see on every landing during our Antarctic cruise it was penguins.  With the different types and behaviours, it was something I didn’t get bored with.  Looking through the hundreds of penguin pictures I took at every opportunity, these are some of my favourite penguin characteristics.  … Continue reading

Finally its real! Day 1 in Ushuaia, Argentina

Finally its real! Day 1 in Ushuaia, Argentina

For a few weeks in London before I left, everyone asked ‘Are you excited?’ and my response was, the trip doesn’t really feel real yet. And I wasn’t sure when it would.  Walking out of our Thackeray Court flat, home for almost 6 years, didn’t make the travelling seem real.  A somewhat teary goodbye at … Continue reading