Category archives: Antarctica

South Georgia in the sunshine

Pristine ice and snow from the Sea Spirit in Fortuna Bay, South Georgia – a perfect view for our ice photo today! Photo credit: Kyle Marquardt, taken during a South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula voyage, aboard our ship the Sea Spirit.   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 [...]

Ask Dr. Tom Hart, Penguinologist

Quark Expeditions is excited to announce the return of Dr. Tom Hart, Penguinologist, to the Quark offices this week! He’ll be dropping by to chat about all things penguin-related…with you! We’re setting up a live web chat with Dr. Hart this Thursday, June 13th at 12:00pm EST and you’re the special guest. Got a burning penguin-related question that demands answering? Wonder how one becomes an expert in the field of [...]

Penguin Highway

Make way for the penguin highway! Penguins create these little trails while moving up and down from the water to their colonies, carefully stepping around each other when necessary. It is very important to always give penguins the right of way in Antarctica – we are just there to visit and observe!  

Moody Deception Island

This shot of Whaler’s Bay, Deception Island in Antarctica in stark black and white really evokes a sense of Antarctic history.  Photo from the Quark Expeditions passenger slideshow on our November 2012 Explorers & Kings voyage. 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 [...]

Giveaway: Signed "Chasing Ice" poster

It’s #IcePhoto Wednesday so to celebrate, we’re giving away 4 copies of  the official “Chasing Ice” movie poster, signed by director Jeff Orlowski! Jeff Orlowski is a special guest aboard our Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica via Buenos Aires voyage in 2014, which features the first ever Floating Polar Film Festival!  You can read more about this exciting 22 day voyage and the film festival right here.   To be entered to [...]

King penguin chicks

Today’s photo comes from passenger Judith Conning who says  ”I thought you might like one of my favourite images from South Georgia/Antarctica 2008.  About time I did another trip.” We’d love to have you join us again Judith! Thanks for sending in your photo! If you’d like to see the incredible king penguin colonies of South Georgia, we recommend our Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica voyage – a photographer’s dream!

Antarctica's fiercest predator

A perfect portrait of an Antarctic ambassador, captured by a Quark passenger on our Antarctic Explorer voyage in Feb 2013. Leopard seals (named as such for their characteristic spotted coats), are one of the primary predators in Antarctica. In the wild they can survive up to 15 years, and are considered the most fearsome of all seal species. In this video  from National Geographic Live, Photographer Paul Nicklen describes how he [...]

The Antarctic – you absolutely have to go!!!

Photographer Christine Bernasconi traveled to Antarctica with Quark this past season and has put together an incredible summary of her experience. She’s agreed to let us share it here – thanks Christine! “The ship carried 114 passengers of which 49 of them were Australian. Being such a small group meant great friendships were formed early. We were all linked by the same thread – an adventurous nature and the desire to experience [...]

Baby gentoo penguin shows off a little sole

A juvenile gentoo penguin chick lays on he ground, cooling off. Looks like this guy has a lot of …sole! (sorry for that terrible pun!) Gentoo Penguins can grow up to 30 inches tall and weigh up to 13 pounds. They tend to gather in large colonies of breeding pairs, sometimes many thousands of pairs! They are clumsy on land but speedy and graceful once in the water and can swim up [...]

Kayaking in Antarctica, gliding through the ice

A really great perspective photo on what it’s like kayaking through ice in Antarctica! You can almost imagine yourself there right now if you look really close… Photo from the Quark Expeditions passenger slideshow on our Fly the Drake voyage, February 2013. 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 [...]