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What does the Arctic fox say?

The Arctic fox is a small carnivore, around half the size of a red fox, with a small and compact body, covered with thick fur. The Arctic fox...

The first winter over in Antarctica

In 1899, Carsten Borchgrevink and his nine selected men became the first to winter-over in Antarctica. The 10 men were to spend the dark winter...

What to pack for your Atlantic Odyssey voyage?

When packing, don’t weigh yourself down with too many clothes or too much gear. Select informal, practical clothing for your trip that can be...

Harp seals harping on in Greenland

Harp seals are moderately sized species, averaging 1.6 metres in length and weigh around 130 kilograms. Both the males and females are of similar...

All hail the emperor penguin

The emperor penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all penguin species with both males and females reaching over 120 centimetres in height. They...

Scott Base’s 60th anniversary

The Trans-Antarctic Expedition (TAE), also known as the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (CTAE), aimed to complete the first overland...

Oceanwide Expeditions’ 2016 Photo Contest Winners

It’s pretty difficult to take a bad picture when you’re on an Arctic or Antarctic cruise. You’re going to be surrounded by opportunities to shoot...

The Antarctica State of Mind

The grandeur and wonder of Antarctica is beyond words. Staring at my screen and not knowing where to start, I took a glance at the dark grey...

What to Expect When Crossing the Drake Passage

Sitting between the southern tip of South America and the north-reaching arm of Antarctica is the body of water known as the Drake Passage. Considered...

The pioneering Arctic coral expedition

Corals are not only found in warm shallow tropical waters, in fact they also live at depths ranging from 40 metres right down to 2,0000 metres...

8 Whales You Might See during Your Antarctica Cruise

They’re powerful. They’re beautiful. Some of them are really really big. Whales are a wonder of the natural world. Whale-watching is one of the...

Wild in Antarctica

Recently, one of my best friends told me about a trip she was taking to Antarctica, which would fulfill her goal of travelling to all seven continents.

Following the tracks of Viking Explorer Fridtjof Nansen

In late August of 2016, I went on a week-long tour of East Greenland on the Rembrandt Van Rijn. The ship was originally built in the 1920's but...

Ice streams and lakes under the Greenland Ice Sheet

The Greenland ice sheet is not a static body of ice but instead a dynamic body of dense, flowing and deforming ice. Snow deposited on the central...

PLA28-17, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula

When we had finished our lunch, we came by reception where our hotel team had set up the ship shop for us, where we could be souvenirs for the...

OTL27-17 trip log, Ross Sea

Streams of meltwater from snow threaded their way across the pebbles. Bright red and yellow chunks of rock lay dispersed over the black volcanic...

PLA27-17, trip log, Falkland Islands – South Georgia – Antarctic Peninsula

The early morning saw Plancius cruising through a glittering, wind ruffled sea toward West Point Island, the most north-westerly point of the...

PLA26-17, trip log | Antarctic Peninsula

It was about the time when, on the horizon our first iceberg appeared. Antarctica is getting close! Nacho, then, gathered the brave candidates...

PLA25-16, trip log, Basecamp Antarctica

We made our first landing at Cuverville Island, where we were all greeted by Gentoo penguins. They seemed to be rather curious about us and wanted...

OTL25-17, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

We awoke to a wonderful Southern Ocean morning. Sunshine was streaming onto the upper decks, birds were circling and a moderate sea gently rolling...

PLA24-16, trip log | Antarctic Peninsula, Basecamp Plancius

Already early this morning we were surrounded by the hills of the Antarctic Peninsula. Humpback whales were blowing around the vessel, arching...

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