This has been a strange year. It all began with loads of optimism and has turned out to be something totally surreal. The Worldwide Pandemic has changed everything. But, before the Pandemic started I was lucky to get an Antratcia Workshop in and with Art Wolfe and Michael Durr as well as 28 guests. We took this trip onboard The Magellan Explorer, a brand new ship run by Antarctica 21 the charter company I have been using for years. Thie trip was an incredible experience and I wrote an article over on photoPXL.com with four videos and the trip log for the trip. With this blog entry, I have included four photos but the article on PXL has a lot more plus the video will blow you away. You can find the article at Antarctica Workshop Expedition 2020 – February 15-21, 2020.
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Having just returned home from Antarctica I am now busy editing and working on over 7000 images made during the trip. This was one I liked a lot so far. Seal On Ice. As we were zodiac cruising the Planeau Bay where there are a ton if icebergs we came across this seal and just happened to have amazing light.
I am so excited. I am going back to Antarctica not one but twice in the next few months. My first journey is November 6th and will be my last trip across the Drake Passage on a boat. The Drake can be very nasty. I’m talking 40 foot waves, rocking and pitching boat for 2 days. I am not bothered by this (luckily( but others don’t find it so pleasant. Once you get there though it gets very good as far as photography goes. After these two trips I’ll have a ton of images to use n a couple of books I am planning for Antarctica. This image was made in the iceberg graveyard. This is a rather large bay where icebergs drift in and become grounded. Over time water and melting them creates these amazing looking icebergs. This shot shows a Leopard Seal who just finished a meal. He didn’t give us even a head raise as we cruised by in our Zodiac.
One more image from today’s image edit session. While cruising on a Zodiac around the Iceberg Graveyard we happened to spy a leopard seal. Nasty animals. As we cruise by his iceberg island I saw another Iceberg in the distance. I waited for the shot to line up and bang, I got it.
Once again we went for a zodiac ride to explore this magnificent bay we anchored in. We came across beautiful icebergs, a shore full of penguins and this shot. As we were cruising towards the iceberg in the background we found this smaller iceberg with a Leopard Seal on it. It mazes me the wildlife that abounds in Antarctica. As a matter of record, these seals are very aggressive and distance needs to be kept.