Yellowknife

Photo courtesy of Tim Post,  Director, Sales and Client Service at Quark Expeditions. Travelers en route to the Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge are first treated to a stop in Yellowknife. This vibrant, scenic city in Canada’s Northwest Territories serves as the gateway to the Arctic and offers a fantastic variety of activities, both outdoor and urban.  Situated on the Canadian Shield and Great Slave Lake (the deepest lake in North [...]

Polar Photography: Protecting Your Equipment in Extreme Conditions

The icy landscapes and exotic wildlife found in polar expeditions simply beg to be photographed. Many of Quark’s passengers have flexed their photography skills in the polar landscape, capturing sweeping icebergs, intimate wildlife views and even underwater marine life. The extreme cold, snow, briny ocean water and condensation polar photographers face can seriously damage equipment if photographers aren’t careful. With the right knowledge, preparation and a few extra accessories, however, [...]