Polar Photography: Protecting Your Equipment in Extreme Conditions

The icy landscapes and exotic wildlife found in polar expeditions simply beg to be photographed. Many of Quark’s passengers have flexed their photography skills in the polar landscape, capturing sweeping icebergs, intimate wildlife views and even underwater marine life. The extreme cold, snow, briny ocean water and condensation polar photographers face can seriously damage equipment if photographers aren’t careful. With the right knowledge, preparation and a few extra accessories, however, [...]

An Invitation to Meet the Arctic’s Wildlife Denizens

Feature image by Nansen Weber Photography  Landing ashore Somerset Island, Nunavut, some 500 miles above the Arctic Circle, is in itself a rare event only a handful of Arctic wilderness adventurists, photographers and researchers have had the privilege of experiencing firsthand.  Already known as the premier site for observing beluga whales, Somerset Island is also home to the most beautiful and exotic land-based occupants of the extreme north, from Arctic [...]