Tanquary Fjord location for Frozen Planet
Update: Filming will occur August 3 to 18, 2010
Quark Expeditions provides logistics for BBC Film Crew
[11.08 - NORWALK, CT] – Quark Expeditions' new 2009 Arctic catalogue features two styles of travel and nine distinct itineraries that takes adventurers to the most remote places in the North. A highlight of the season includes a visit to the breathtaking Tanquary Fjord accompanied by a film crew from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
So breathtakingly beautiful is the Tanquary Fjord that the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) in conjunction with the Discovery Channel has chosen this 16-day expedition on which to film a segment of the sequel to "Planet Earth". The new show, called "Frozen Planet," is a six-part series that explores the polar regions. Travelers will have the opportunity to watch dailies of just-shot footage of wildlife in their natural habitat. The BBC film crew will deliver presentations about their work when they are not filming. BBC crew members use a Cineflex camera mounted on a helicopter to film from a long distance without disturbing the animals.
Highlights of this voyage, which embarks in Resolute, Nunavut on the mighty Kapitan Khlebnikov, include: a visit to Devon Island; an exploration of the archaeological remains of the Thule people (ancestors of the Inuit); a transit through Hell Gate, seldom navigated by passenger vessels; a helicopter reconnaissance to see a petrified forest on Ellesmere Island's western coast; and a flight over Axel Heiberg to search for musk oxen, wolves and Arctic hare. A visit to Mac Dougall Sound will provide potential walrus and polar bear sightings. The final day of the trip will be spent visiting Beechey Island, where members of Sir John Franklin's crew were buried during their tragic quest to discover the Northwest Passage. "Tanquary Fjord – Western Ellesmere Island" will take place from August 3 – 18, 2009. The price ranges from $13,390 to $22,990 per person.