Category archives: Wow Moments

Curious Humpback Whale

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.

North Pole bound

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!  

Fly-Cruise Confidential: An interview with the President of Quark Expeditions

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 [...]

Picture perfect Iceberg and water

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!

Into the blue

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.

100 Years Later with Shackleton and Scott

“Excuse me… Jonathan? Falcon? I’m Karine from Quark!” That’s how I met Jonathan Shackleton and Falcon Scott for the first time. I wasn’t expecting to meet them until we boarded the ship, but as it turned out I was standing next to them on a shuttle bus from the airport terminal to the plane headed to Ushuaia. It was Friday, February 8, 2013. I’d been speaking with and emailing Jonathan [...]

An Antarctic Wave

A breathtaking shot of a Humpback whale , waving to some Quark Expeditions passengers in Antarctica.

Antarctica in depth with Jenny of RTWin30Days

We asked travel blogger Jenny McIver of RTWin30Days.com if she’d mind sharing some thoughts on her recent Antarctic voyage with Quark Expeditions. She came back with this enthusiastic, thorough and inspiring take on her expedition! Thanks Jenny!   “You’re going where? Seriously, Jenny, have you really run out of places to go? What on earth is there to see in Antarctica, anyway? Isn’t it just a bunch of icebergs and penguins?” These [...]

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 [...]

Little brother of the North

A colourful puffin is spotted on our Spitsbergen Explorer Expedition. It’s name is derived from it’s Latin genus name Fratercula which roughly translates to “Little Brother of the North.”  Aww!  Spitsbergen Explorer Expedition, 23rd July to 2nd August, 2012. Photographer unknown.