A hike at Deception Island

 

Adventurous Quark Expeditions passengers take on a sloping hike at Deception Island in late February 2013. The Sea Adventurer is anchored below, shrouded in light mist from the water. The day was clear and warm and the view from the top was absolutely spectacular. Many people had to remove their parkas at the top  - a great way to get some exercise and work up an appetite for another amazing meal aboard the Sea Adventurer!

 

Photo by Corina Hitchcock, Feb 2013.

Arctic Tern, reflected

An Arctic Tern is photographed reflected here, as it skims the water. Photo taken by passengers M.Boswell on one of Quark Expeditions Three Arctic Islands voyages.

Fluffy flowers

The Arctic cottongrass is the most widespread flowering plant found in the northern hemisphere and Arctic tundra regions.  Cotton grass is not actually a type of grass, but rather [...]