A polar bear looks up at a passing ship full of Quark passengers. This polar bear has just finished having himself what looks like quite the meal! Photo by passenger Melissa on our September 4, 2012 “Three Arctic Islands” voyage, named one of National Geographic Traveler’s “Tours of a Lifetime” in 2011. Got an ice photo of your own to share? Post it to twitter and tag with [...]
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.
A polar bear appears to wave lazily at passing Quark Expeditions passengers: “Welcome to the North Pole!” Photo from the passenger slideshow, “Voyage to the North Pole” 24 June to 6 July 2011. Be one of only 250 people to stand at the top of the world in 2013! Join us on Russian icebreaker 50 Years of Victory as we head to 90 degrees north. Got an ice photo of your own [...]
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) [...]
A polar bear admires his reflection in icy arctic waters – the perfect submission for #IcePhoto Wednesday! Photo from the passenger slideshow on our Spitsbergen Explorer voyage, July 2010. 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!
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.
Russian Icebreaker The 50 Years of Victory heads north in this incredible photo from our July 2012 North Pole cruise. Be one of only 250 people to stand at the top of the world in 2013 – join us on our unforgettable North Pole voyage this year!
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!
A minke whale curiously inspects photographer Krystle Wright’s lens in Antarctica. Photo by Krystle Wright, on our Classic Antarctica voyage, December 16, 2012 on the Sea Adventurer. You can see more of Krystle’s fantastic photography at her website.