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The great big white - Photographing the South and the North Pole

There are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and one of them is photographing the Arctic and the Antarctic. Going to the end of the Earth is not an easy ride. If you want to have great memories or to show the nature's raw beauty to those who cannot get there, you need to be well-prepared. We got the chance to receive answers from three professional photographers that had the courage to travel to those places and live unforgettable experiences. So bellow you'll find stories from both of the... continue reading

Antarctica, baby

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King Penguins of the Falkland Islands

   Of the five species of penguin to be found on the Falkland Islands, my favourite is the beautiful King Penguin.   The main colony is at Volunteer Point on East Falkland, about 2-3 hours drive from the capital, Stanley. The colony is in good health and numbers are increasing. I understand there are now around 1,000 pairs and chicks.   King Penguins have an 18 month breeding cycle, which means they are present all year around. The chicks stay on land during the cold subantarctic... continue reading

Cruise Ships and Sea Travel to Antarctica

Continuing my series of blog entries on Antarctic travel I’d like to tell you about the most common way for people to get to Antarctica, and the most rewarding for someone wanting to take great photos of this amazing continent, by sea.In a future blog entry I will talk about the challenges of photography in Antarctica and what you should take on a trip.Cruise ShipsThe majority of people travel to Antarctica by ship. The ability to take a relatively large number of people at once reduces... continue reading

The thrill of bird photography

There's something really special about getting your first good bird photo. The type of photo you look at and just know is not as rubbish as the hundreds you've taken before.For some reason, I've not gone to too much trouble to take photos of birds in England, where I live, even though there is an abundance of color here.Twitchers in Britain can often be heard proclaiming 'Look at that magnificent crossbill' or 'What a great tit!', without any hint of irony. But despite the beauty of jewel-... continue reading

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