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A Guide’s Take on the Emperor Penguins of Snow Hill Island

Life is full of decisions, choices, goals, and dreams. These are the things that drive us to attempt something even when we know the odds of...

Taking Chances: A New Lesson from the Arctic

Some days just don’t get off to a good start. Today was one of them. Our vessel, m/v Plancius, had spent the night sailing toward Phippsøya,...

After dinner Walruses

It seems luck was with us when Ortelius arrived at Ardneset on the south west tip of Wahlbergøya! An announcement by expedition leader Rinie...

Advanced Antarctica: The Ross Sea

Being an arm’s length from the world’s largest penguin, the famous though elusive Emperor, is a life-changing experience! And being inside Scott’s...

Diving with the leopard

I found myself eyeball to huge, black eyeball with this mighty seal - it hung in the water, slowly twisting and gazing at me, that huge crooked...

Camping on Antarctica

It was almost the end of another magical day in the Antarctic Peninsula and all that remained was to take a zodiac to a small island that is...

Zodiac cruising into Perlerfiup Kangalua, Greenland

It was an afternoon in July 2012 and the Rembrandt van Rijn slowly sailed into Perlerfiup Kangalua just south of the Wegener Peninsula.

The last remaining wildernesses on our planet are my passion.

About 15 years ago Oceanwide Expeditions gave me the opportunity to return to the Polar regions on their expedition cruise vessels, to guide...

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