Category: Antarctica

Solo Macaroni

This lone macaroni penguin was surrounded by hundreds of chinstrap penguins. This photo is taken just meters from the location that 28 members of the Ernest Shackleton Expedition…

Nap Time

This baby leopard seal was napping on the sun-warmed rocks while his mother was out hunting for food. She was completely oblivious to our presence, or more likely…

Chinstrap on the Rocks

Penguins are super agile swimmers who are able to dart in the opposite direction in an instant if being hunted in the water. But on land it’s an…

Albatross

The albatross is the king of the skies here in Antarctica. They have an impressive wingspan of over four meters and are absolutely incredible to see soaring in…

Nesting Albatross

Albatross tending to her nest. Location: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

Whale Bones

The spine of a whale carcass deteriorating in the harsh environment. Location: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

Drink Time

This chinstrap penguin was waiting for the waves to roll in and he’d dip his head to get a mouthful. The seabirds, penguins included, can ingest the salt…

An Excellent Ride

We had just visited Base Esperanza, the Argentine research station in Antarctica, and were heading back to our ship, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, by Zodiak. We came across…

Gentoo Crossing

This gentoo penguin is making his way over the rocky beach. Location: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

Adelie Penguins on the Ice

There was quite a thick fog over the shore when we boarded our Zodiac for a little tour of the bay. We didn’t want to lose sight of…

Taking the Plunge

Entering and exiting the water are dangerous times for penguins. It’s difficult to see and they could be jumping into water surrounded by hunting seals, so they’ll often…

Cold Water Kayaking

I shot this just as the bright sun was finding it’s way through the thick morning fog that covered the area. Location: Weddell Sea, Antarctica

Fast Ice Floe

The wind can shift the small ice around the Weddell Sea quite quickly, while the larger bergs move more slowly. Here is an example of the “fast ice”…

Predators and Prey

There is a lot of action going on in this photo. These adult adelie penguins are protecting their young hatchlings from the overhead advances of a common Antarctic…

Whaling Station Graveyard

This abandoned whaling station had a few marked graves at it, where bodies were just covered in rocks and marked with a cross. In the background you can…