Category archives: Antarctica

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 [...]

Camping in Antarctica

Camping with the incredible scenery of Antarctica as backdrop – one for everyone’s bucket list!  Stay cozy in camping equipment specially designed for cold temperatures, the soundtrack of seals and penguins lulling you to sleep (or perhaps keeping you awake!). Interested in this experience of a life time? Contact one of our polar travel advisers for more details!    Photo by Phil Wickens, Nov 2012.

What Photography Gear you should bring to Antarctica?

By Dave Bouskill , photographer and the male half of the travel couple The Planet D. So you have made the leap. Congratulations, you have bought your ticket to Antarctica. Now the hard part starts. What camera gear are you going to bring to capture this beautiful landscape and its wildlife? I faced the same question before my own trip with Quark Expeditions. After endless days of research, talking to [...]

Iceberg facts

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) [...]

 
 
 

Director of ‘Chasing Ice,’ Special Guest Aboard Quark Expeditions voyage

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 [...]

Sharing your travel experience with friends and family

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 [...]

Top 5 reasons to travel with Quark Expeditions

  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 [...]