Fluffy flowers

The Arctic cottongrass is the most widespread flowering plant found in the northern hemisphere and Arctic tundra regions.  Cotton grass is not actually a type of grass, but rather a plant that  flourishes in areas that are too cold for trees. Fun fact:  in Scotland they used them to dress wounds during First World War. Photo courtesy of our passenger slideshow, 2013 Greenland Explorer Voyage.

2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games

Quark looks forward to Sochi opening ceremonies and wishes all the Olympic athletes the best of luck! Photo courtesy of our passenger slideshow, 2012 North Pole Voyage.