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PLA31-24, trip log, Antarctica - Elephant Island - Weddell Sea - Polar Circle

Off we went and at the narrowest point of the channel, we found a great iceberg with a great arch.

PLA30-24, trip log, Antarctica - Polar Circle

We could look the whales in the eyes and seeing these intelligent and gentle giants from up close is just an incredible experience

HDS29-24, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Elephant Island - Antarctica

While at breakfast at 07:30 we sailed through a wide channel with some icebergs in the distance, but not much at first. Where were we and wh

PLA29-24, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

The bay was full of ice drifting adding to the experience, an unreal feeling. We were there, paddling in absolute silence, listening to the

OTL29-24, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

When the angry, growling monster hidden in the grass did reveal itself though it was nearly always a small Fur Seal pup, equal parts angry a

HDS28-24, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Once we reached the final lookout point, it was mesmerizing to watch the huge colony of king penguins gathering in one place.

The Acoustics of the Arctic: Interview with Ashleigh Kitchiner

We spent some time talking to Ashleigh about her work as an expedition guide, what got her into biology, and why bowhead whale sounds are so

PLA28-24, trip log, Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage

A loud blow in the background brought us back to reality: two sleeping humpback whales were slowly travelling through the water.

PLA27-24, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

The concentration of wildlife here in the bay is incredible. More than 300,000 penguins gather here every year to breed. The scenery was gr

12 Things to Do in Antarctica

There are numerous things to do in Antarctica that might help sharpen your focus, ensuring you get an experience tailored to your personal t

The Seasons of Antarctica: When to Visit and Why

What are Antarctica's travel seasons, and when is the best time to visit? The answer is simpler than you might think.

HDS27-24, trip log, Antarctica

We awoke early this morning as we were excited to see our ship Hondius pass through the famous Lemaire Channel.

OTL27-24, trip log, Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage

We turned off our Zodiac engines and watched the whales, holding our breath as they swam closer and closer to us.

HDS26-24, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Hondius reached South Georgia in time for a 0410 sunrise over this beautiful island, providing guests onboard with their first breath-taking

OTL26-24, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

After taking beautiful photos, we cradled ourselves in our sleeping bags. During the night, some people saw some penguin visitors on shore a

PLA25-24, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

This afternoon a cruise around Cuverville Island was planned, but we never reached Cuverville. On the bridge, the staff spotted a pod of Kil

PLA26-24, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

We landed at Half Moon Island where we could visit a chinstrap penguin colony.

HDS25-24, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Magellanic penguins are quite small, peculiar, constantly waddling and assisting themselves with their wings.

PLA24-23, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

As we passed a small rocky island, we saw three sleeping Weddell seals on top. It was a beautiful day to paddle through the icebergs on the

OTL25-24, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

The landscape was more beautiful than we could have imagined. A spectacular glacier surrounded our camping site. After some ice calving and

HDS24-23, trip log, Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage

Our guides took us on a short Zodiac cruise. Manoeuvring between icebergs, we tried to capture all this beauty in the form of photographs.