Tag: Wildlife

Stories & Inspiration

Following the albatross, sentinels of Antarctica

Your first wildlife encounter on an Antarctic trip is often your most poignant. It was for me. I headed south with my head full of thoughts of penguins and whales, not suspecting that the wildlife show would begin almost the moment my ship pulled away from the quay. As soon as we entered the Drake […]

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Stories & Inspiration

The Seven Penguin Species in Antarctica and Where to See Them

Is there any creature so emblematic of Antarctica as the penguin? Seeing these endlessly charming birds is a true highlight of any trip to the Antarctic – watching them waddle their way to and from their rookeries, or dart like rockets through the waves when you’re out on the water. Perfectly adapted to their environment, […]

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Epic Adventures

The quest to see Antarctica’s emperor penguins

Few travel destinations can have such charismatic ambassadors as Antarctica and its penguins. They’re a highlight of any Antarctic cruise. But there’s one iconic species that’s always high on the wishlist and yet very few travellers ever get to see them. So, just how do you get to see emperor penguins in Antarctica? Head south […]

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Planning & Tips

What is the best wildlife guide for your Antarctica cruise?

Antarctica is one of the world’s great wildlife watching destinations, and even more so if you add the island of South Georgia into the mix. But for the first time visitor it’s not always easy to work out what you’re seeing. The different types of penguin sort themselves out pretty quickly, but there are times […]

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Planning & Tips

Ten photography tips to get the most out of your Antarctica trip

I’ve been lucky enough to travel as a professional photographer to some of the most far flung destinations on our planet. From Patagonia and the Galapagos Islands to the Canadian Arctic and Greenland, the list goes on – and yet it’s Antarctica that captures my heart most. Antarctica draws you in like nowhere else. It […]

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Planning & Tips

Why the Falkland Islands are a must-visit wildlife destination

A trip to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia is the trip of a lifetime for many, taking in some of the most sublime nature anywhere in the world, from icebergs sculpted by a surrealist hand to the cacophony of hundreds of thousands of penguins in a single colony. These cruises also take in a […]

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Epic Adventures

The incredible king penguins of South Georgia

There are a few places in the world where you feel like you’re stepping into a BBC or National Geographic wildlife film, but South Georgia is one of these. Its enormous king penguin colonies are a photographer’s dream. In November 2022 I was lucky enough to make my first trip to South Georgia and fell […]

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Epic Adventures

South Georgia – the greatest wildlife spectacle on Earth

South Georgia is often described as the Serengeti of the Southern Ocean. It’s a title that speaks of the outsized attractions of this thin speck of an island, because when it comes to wildlife, South Georgia truly is the real deal. If you’ve ever considered the Galapagos Islands, the mountain gorillas of East Africa or […]

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