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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

Do people ask that?

Do people ask that?

To kill time on the Antarctic cruise with G Adventures, there were a range of lectures and stories by the expedition staff.  Most of the time these were about the history of Antarctica – tales of the historic expeditions of Scott, Amundsen, Shackleton and Mawson where it was hard to believe exactly what these explorers … Continue reading

5 tips for sea kayaking in Antarctica

5 tips for sea kayaking in Antarctica

Worth every penny! The sea kayaking option to add-on to my G Adventures Antarctica cruise wasn’t cheap, but I enjoyed my last kayaking holiday in Greece and decided it would be worth paying the extra to have a slightly different view of Antarctica, along with a bit of exercise on the trip.   With expectations of … 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