A few interesting facts about icebergs today, courtesy of the National Snow & Ice Data Center! What exactly is an Iceberg? Icebergs are pieces of ice that formed on land and float in an ocean or lake. Icebergs come in all shapes and sizes, from ice-cube-sized chunks to ice islands the size of a small country. The term “iceberg” refers to chunks of ice larger than 5 meters (16 feet) [...]
Passionate about the polar regions? You aren’t going to want to miss this voyage! Quark Expeditions is thrilled to announce that Jeff Orlowski, director of the Oscar-nominated climate change documentary, Chasing Ice, will join our 22-day Antarctic expedition featuring the first-ever Floating Polar Film Festival. Wanderlust magazine has named this expedition one of its ‘”50 Best Trips for 2013.” Orlowski’s Chasing Ice, chronicles environmental photographer James Balog’s, attempts to capture the [...]
You make sure to pack your best camera and a bunch of additional memory cards. You take hundreds, maybe even thousands of incredible photos – perfect icebergs, chubby little penguins, the fluke of a humpback whale disappearing into the water. You arrive back home, maybe you post an album on facebook, maybe you have friends over for drinks and some photo-sharing…and then what? What is the best way to really convey [...]
A starry night sky in South Georgia. This was sent to us by Dr. Samantha Crimmin from her travels with Quark over the past Antarctic season.
A peaceful-looking gentoo penguin watches over Neko Harbour, Antarctica. Photo by Amy Allred on our Antarctic Explorer voyage, December 2012.
1. Polar travel is all we do: we are the leaders in polar adventure and we have been doing it for over 20 years! 2. Our People: You’d be hard-pressed to find a group of people more passionate about the Polar Regions than the staff at Quark. From our office support staff and Executive team, to our incredible Expedition Team members and leaders, we are delighted to share everything we know and [...]
A curious humpback whale pops up to investigate Quark Expeditions passengers in a zodiac. Photo credit Xavier Battlor Experience Antarctica’s humpbacks for yourself on one of our Antarctic voyages.
There is probably no bigger and more passionate fan of all things Quark Expeditions than our CEO Hans Lagerweij. Fresh from his first experience aboard one of our Antarctic Express voyages, we sat down to chat with Hans about the fly-cruise program and hear him tell the tale of another Quark “first” achievement in Antarctica! Name: Hans Lagerweij Job title: CEO (Chief “Experience” Officer) Trip Name: Antarctica Express fly-cruise Pre-post [...]
This photo from an incredibly talented Quark Expeditions passenger’s Antarctic Explorer voyage is so perfect it almost looks like a painting. It’s almost impossible to take a bad photo in Antarctica – trust us! 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!
Two king penguins take in the view on a perfect Antarctic Day! Photo taken by a Quark Expeditions passenger on our Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica voyage.