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Antarctica #7 – Rough seas and seals

Dear friends, We had a fairly rough passage up the west coast of Adelaide Island overnight and through the morning, so it was quite exciting to spend a little time up on the bridge and watch the waves breaking over the prow and often splashing right up over the windows. But when we came into [...]

Antarctica #5 – South of the Antarctic Circle

Dear friends, After our transverse of the Lemaire Channel and our zodiac zipping through the Iceberg Garden, we traveled further south overnight and all through the following morning.  We passed more and more huge icebergs and even witnessed a few calving. A chunk of this iceberg cracking of the left end, and creating a dramatic [...]

Antarctica #3 – Port Lockroy & Penguins

Dear friends, Another day in the South and plenty to keep us on our toes at Port Lockroy, which comprises Jougla Point and Goudier Island, both of which are home to numerous nesting gentoo penguins. On the rocks between the water and the mountains, nesting penguins. Gentoo penguins are ground-nesting birds, making rudimentary nests from [...]

Antarctica #1 – Crossing the Drake Passage and the South Shetland Islands

Dear friends, And so we embarked on a truly marvellous adventure with Quark Expeditions on the M/V Ocean Endeavour, captained by Dmytro Ashanin, with a crew of some 100 to cater for all our needs while on-board and an expedition team of 29 to provide pertinent information and guidance throughout the trip.  Although the ship [...]

2020-02-24T11:01:40+00:00February 24th, 2020|Animals, photography, Travel, Uncategorized, Ushuaia|1 Comment

Madagascar #8 – Chama, Chama, chameleon … and more

Dear friends, I thought this would be my final blog, but realized that there is just to much to show from our last few wonderful days in Madagascar. After flying back from the south and our visits to Fort Dauphin and Berenty Private Reserve, we had an overnight stay in Antananarivo, and then set off [...]

Sabah, Malaysian Borneo #2

Greetings everyone, Here are some of the animals and birds we encountered on our recent travels through four National Parks in Sabah.  First up, a few birds for which I do not do justice, but managing to catch them at all I consider a bit of an achievement. A Blue-Eared Kingfisher on the Kinabatangan River [...]

2016-12-17T11:14:09+00:00November 1st, 2016|photography, Travel, Uncategorized|1 Comment
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