Category archives: Wow Moments

Falcon Scott in the Aitcho Islands with Quark Expeditions

Falcon Scott on Zodiac in the Aitcho Islands, South Shetland Islands.   From the Feb 9th, 2013 Antarctic Explorer voyage aboard the Ocean Diamond, with special guests Falcon Scott and Jonathan Shackleton (relatives of the famous Antarctic explorers!). Read more about this amazing voyage with Scott and Shackleton here. Photo by Karine Bengualid

View from a kayak

The view from a kayak on a perfect, sunny day in Antarctica.   We offer a number of different adventure options to keep the explorer in you active while travelling with us. Read all about them in our digital Adventure Options brochure.

Framed by 'bergs in the Arctic

Quark Expeditions passengers are framed by perfect icebergs in the Arctic. Another great shot from our Three Arctic Islands expedition! Photo by Peter & Heili, August 2012. Got an ice photo of your own to share? Post it to twitter and tag with #IcePhoto!

The incredible hues of the Arctic

A perfectly framed shot – Quark Expeditions passengers exploring via zodiac are surrounded by colour on our Three Arctic Islands voyage.   Photo by G. Feier, August 2012.

Snow and Ice in Neko Harbour

On a recent Antarctic voyage, we spent a few hours one morning in Neko Harbour, which quickly became my favourite spot on our trip. Between the curious Gentoo penguin chicks, the occasional, thundering sound of glaciers calving, and the spectacular scenery, I could have happily sat there all day long.  I was particularly struck by the formations in the snow and ice around the harbour and soon filled quite a [...]

That's a lot of penguins!

An incredible view of the vast amount of king penguins and their chicks in South Georgia. Imagine how noisy this would be!  See this for yourself on one of our South Georgia/Falkland Island voyages. Photo by P Levay .

4 Minutes in Antarctica with Worldly Nomads

Barry and Laura from the Worldly Nomads travelled with us to Antarctica in December 2012, and created this inspiring highlights video of their time on the continent! ’4 Minutes in Antarctica’ demonstrates the incredible white continent in all its glory, from gigantic icebergs and incredible landscapes, to cute penguins, whales, seals and birds! It sets the scene for what a trip to Antarctica can look like with Quark Expeditions! About Worldy Nomads: As [...]

Taking it all in

During my recent voyage with Quark there were moments where I was left speechless.  There were many opportunities  to explore the rugged landscape and get up close with the wildlife in their natural setting.  The surroundings were so spectacular that I would have to remind myself to pause and take it all in.   Antarctica is unlike any other place in the world that I have traveled to.   Quark Passenger, [...]

Arctic Tern, reflected

An Arctic Tern is photographed reflected here, as it skims the water. Photo taken by passengers M.Boswell on one of Quark Expeditions Three Arctic Islands voyages.