Category archives: Antarctica

Penguins on ice

Penguins “chill out” on an iceberg. The colours of Antarctica are almost too incredible to be believed- something one must experience in person! The perfect shot for our Ice Photo Wednesday Submission! Photo by passenger “Maria” on our Antarctic Explorer voyage aboard the Ocean Diamond, January 14-23, 2013. Got an ice photo of your own to share? Post it to twitter and tag with #IcePhoto! Follow Quark Expeditions on twitter [...]

Falcon Scott in the Aitcho Islands with Quark Expeditions

Falcon Scott on Zodiac in the Aitcho Islands, South Shetland Islands.   From the Feb 9th, 2013 Antarctic Explorer voyage aboard the Ocean Diamond, with special guests Falcon Scott and Jonathan Shackleton (relatives of the famous Antarctic explorers!). Read more about this amazing voyage with Scott and Shackleton here. Photo by Karine Bengualid

View from a kayak

The view from a kayak on a perfect, sunny day in Antarctica.   We offer a number of different adventure options to keep the explorer in you active while travelling with us. Read all about them in our digital Adventure Options brochure.

Fuzzy little gentoo chick

A curious little gentoo penguin chick stops to investigate visiting Quark Expeditions passengers.   From our 11 day Antarctic Explorer voyage aboard the Ocean Diamond.  Photo by Karine Bengualid.

Snow and Ice in Neko Harbour

On a recent Antarctic voyage, we spent a few hours one morning in Neko Harbour, which quickly became my favourite spot on our trip. Between the curious Gentoo penguin chicks, the occasional, thundering sound of glaciers calving, and the spectacular scenery, I could have happily sat there all day long.  I was particularly struck by the formations in the snow and ice around the harbour and soon filled quite a [...]

All about the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators

While researching travel to the Antarctic, you’ve probably come across the name “IAATO” (International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators) a number of times.  We asked Dr. Kim Crosbie, Operations Director for IAATO to answer a few questions for us about what exactly IAATO  is and why it’s so important. She also gave us a few words about her personal experiences in Antarctica!   (1)    What is IAATO? IAATO is a member organisation [...]

Help out this talented Quark Expeditions passenger

On a recent trip to Antarctica through Quark Expeditions, passenger Neal Piper took a photo of “Breeding Penguins” that has been selected as a top 10 finalist in the Smithsonian Photo Competition. The judges looked through over 37,600 photo submissions from photographers in 112 countries to find their 50 finalists. – way to go Neal! Let’s help him win! Vote for Neal’s incredible Gentoo penguin shot right here. You can check [...]

 
 
 

Flying to Antarctica - not just for birds!

February 11, 2013 – Quark passengers touch down at King George Island, ready to board their expedition ship and begin the adventure of a lifetime! During this 8 day Fly the Drake voyage, passengers who are short on time, or may be prone to sea sickness are able to skip the infamous Drake Passage by flying from Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island. It was an incredible feeling watching [...]

That's a lot of penguins!

An incredible view of the vast amount of king penguins and their chicks in South Georgia. Imagine how noisy this would be!  See this for yourself on one of our South Georgia/Falkland Island voyages. Photo by P Levay .

4 Minutes in Antarctica with Worldly Nomads

Barry and Laura from the Worldly Nomads travelled with us to Antarctica in December 2012, and created this inspiring highlights video of their time on the continent! ’4 Minutes in Antarctica’ demonstrates the incredible white continent in all its glory, from gigantic icebergs and incredible landscapes, to cute penguins, whales, seals and birds! It sets the scene for what a trip to Antarctica can look like with Quark Expeditions! About Worldy Nomads: As [...]