Images from the Antarctic

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Published on February 19, 2014

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Images from the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia and photography tips for cold climates.

North & South Images from the Arctic and Antarctic Part One: South Ross Mackenzie, North South Images

Antarctic Peninsula ► Politically neutral ► Small number of research stations ► Getting there  Fly to southern tip of South America  Boat across Drake Passage

Roaring Forties / Furious Fifties

Paradise Harbour, Antarctic Peninsula

Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctic Peninsula

Port Lockroy, Antarctic Peninsula

Lemaire Channel, Antarctic Peninsula

Blue Ice, Neko Harbour, Andvord Bay, Antarctic Peninsula

Almirante Brown Base, Paradise Harbour, Antarctic Peninsula

Port Lockroy, Antarctic Peninsula

Snowy Sheathbills, Paradise Harbour, Antarctic Peninsula

Chinstrap Penguin, Half-Moon Island, South Shetland Islands

Adelie Penguin, Petermann Island, Antarctic Peninsula

Adelie Penguins & Blue-eyed shag, Petermann Island, Antarctic Peninsula

Chinstrap Penguins, Half-Moon Island, South Shetland Islands

South Georgia ► British! ► Research base at Grytviken ► Lots of old whaling stations ► Getting there  Fly to Falkland Islands  Boat across Scotia Sea

Orca, off north coast, South Georgia

Prince Olav Harbour, South Georgia

Bayard, Ocean Harbour, South Georgia

Fur Seal, South Georgia

Whale-catcher “Petrel”, Grytviken, South Georgia

Grytviken whaling station - Museum, South Georgia

Shackleton‟s Grave, Grytviken, South Georgia

King Penguins, Salisbury Plain, South Georgia

King Penguins, Salisbury Plain, South Georgia

King Penguins, Salisbury Plain, South Georgia

Juvenile King Penguin, Fortuna Bay, South Georgia

King Penguins, Fortuna Bay, South Georgia

King Penguins, Fortuna Bay, South Georgia

Imperial Cormorants, Cooper Bay, South Georgia

Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Gold Harbour, South Georgia

King Penguins and Fur Seals, Gold Harbour, South Georgia

King Penguins, St Andrews Bay, South Georgia

King Penguins, St Andrews Bay, South Georgia

King Penguins, St Andrews Bay, South Georgia

King Penguins, St Andrews Bay, South Georgia

King Penguins, St Andrews Bay, South Georgia

Cold Photography ► Keep warm  Hat  Fingerless gloves  Lots of layers ► Spare batteries in inside pockets  Swap them during the day ► Stay ► outside Until you‟ve finished

Practical Photography ► Cameras + water = bad  + salt water = v. bad ► Three cameras  2 DSLRs (Nikon D200/D700) ► ► Same batteries/CF cards Long lens / wide lens  Waterproof compact (AW100)

Practical Photography ► Always keep cameras set up ready  04:00 whale/bear call ► Always shot in RAW / under expose  Lighting can be harsh during day  Better at „night‟ ► Take a lot of memory cards  Don‟t wait until they‟re full to swap

People ► Capturing Wilderness  Illusion? ► Travelling Companions  Who invented yellow goretex?  Team work

People

Travel Logistics None of these places easy (or cheap) for independent travel ► Small number of specialised ship operators ►  Quark / Exodus  Oceanwide ► Small boats  As small as you can afford  < 100 in south

Questions ► For more information about travel and photography in cold remote places contact ► ross@northsouthimages.co.uk ► www.northsouthimages.co.uk

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