Author archives: Tiffany Merritt

The Spectacular Lemaire Channel

7 miles of sheer beauty! Renowned as one of the most beautiful parts of the world, the Lemaire Channel runs between the mainland of the Antarctic peninsula and Booth Island, off the Graham Coast.   Photo courtesy of award-winning photographer Catalin Marin www.momentaryawe.com/blog

Spitsbergen Expedition - Voyage Update!

Wow!! What an amazing day for the expeditioners aboard the Sea Spirit. This morning we ventured out in the zodiacs to explore the ethereal basalt cliffs of Alkefjellet, in the Hinlopen Strait. As we drew close we were absorbed into the cacophony of sound and ceaseless movement of several hundred thousand birds, mostly Brunnich’s guillemots. The sky swarmed with birds, many with small fish in their beaks, and the cliffs [...]

North Pole Adventure with Chris

Name: Chris McFarlane Job title: Assistant Manager, Operations Trip Name: North Pole  Pre-post night city: Helsinki Ship name: 50 Let Pobedy (50 Years of Victory) Date of Travel: July 1, 2013 to July 12, 2013 What word best describes your travel style & why? (Adventurer ,Check-lister, Learner , Escapist) Adventurer. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a list of places that I’m interested in travelling to, and [...]

Scenic Waters

If only we could walk on water!  This stunning photo was captured in July 2011 on one of our amazing Spitsbergen Expeditions. Photo credit: Passenger Al Gellin Got an ice photo of your own to share? Post it to twitter and tag with #IcePhoto! Follow Quark Expeditions on twitter @quarkexpedition where we share photos and videos and chat about all things polar! Follow us: @QuarkExpedition on Twitter | QuarkExpeditions on Facebook

Follow the leader!

Can you keep up? Hurry! These chinstrap penguins are strutting in fine form and will not wait for you to take their picture! Thanks to passenger “Dan O” for snapping this timely photo from one of our Antarctica Voyages in February 2009.