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Expedition Antarctica

Expedition Antarctica

14 - 27 November 2017

About Expedition Antarctica

Beautiful AntarcticaThe main focus on this expedition will be penguins, seabirds, seals, landscape and ice. This expedition is early in the season so you can expect nice icebergs and winter landscape.  

Antarctica Expedition  - Join us on a 14 days (13 nights) photo expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula in November 2017. There will be a maximum of 54 guests, together with 3-4 WildPhoto guides. Get ready for an exciting photo expedition to Antarctica.

The main focus on this expedition will be penguins, seabirds, seals, landscape and ice. This expedition is early in the season so you can expect nice icebergs and winter landscape. Very few photographers have visited Antarctica in early November, and we believe this will give you great photo opportunities. Antarctica is one of the hotspots for photographing penguins, seals in great landscape. You will be landing early in the morning to get the best light conditions, which you will miss on ordinary tourist trips. 

Your Ship, Polar Pioneer - Polar Pioneer was built in Finland in 1982 as an ice-strengthened research ship, and for many years she plied the treacherous waters of the USSR’s northern coast. In 2000 she was refurbished in St Petersburg to provide comfortable accommodation for 54 passengers. A combined bar/lounge/library area (stocked with a good collection of polar books) was also created by simple internal restructuring.

Target Group - This expedition is for photographers who want to capture wildlife in white landscapes! 

WildPhoto - In this expedition, Exposure Expeditions will work together with WildPhoto, who has extensive experience and knowledge in customising trips for photographers to provide for some extraordinary days in the Antarctica. Wildlife photographers Ole Jørgen Liodden and Roy Mangersnes founded WildPhoto.

Questions about the expedition? Your Wild Photo expedition leader, will give briefings during the trip, as well as give photography feedback to those that would like to have it. For questions about the expedition please contact us on











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About Antarctica

Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent, containing the geographic South Pole. It is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14,000,000 square kilometres (5,400,000 square miles), it is the fifth-largest continent in area after Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. For comparison, Antarctica is nearly twice the size of Australia. About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages 1.9 km (1.2 mi; 6,200 ft) in thickness, which extends to all but the northernmost reaches of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Antarctica, on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and has the highest average elevation of all the continents. Antarctica is a desert, with annual precipitation of only 200 mm (8 in) along the coast and far less inland. The temperature in Antarctica has reached −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F), though the average for the third quarter (the coldest part of the year) is −63 °C (−81 °F). As of 2016, there are about 135 permanent human residents, but anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 people reside throughout the year at the research stations scattered across the continent. Organisms native to Antarctica include many types of algae, bacteria, fungi, plants, protista, and certain animals, such as mites, nematodes, penguins, seals and tardigrades. Vegetation, where it occurs, is tundra.

From Wikipedia

Expedition Antartica day by day

Day 0 

We recommend you arrive at least two days early in Punta Arenas, Chile, before the flight to Puerto Williams in case of lost luggage or other delays.(Hotel nights in Punta Arenas is not included)

Day 1

Departure from Puerto Williams, sailing out the Beagle channel and into the Drake Passage.

Day 2

At sea. We cross the Drake Passage and begin our journey toward Antarctica. Our photography begins almost immediately with Albatrosses, Petrels, and many other sea birds that follow our ship as we traverse the Drake. We will have a number of brie ngs and lectures during the voyage in order to help you prepare for our first photography session in Antarctica.

Day 3

First landing at the South Shetland islands. Our landing site will be chosen based on the prevailing weather conditions. We also expect to encounter and photograph our first ice- bergs.

Day 4-12

We will be visiting some of the best areas for wildlife and landscape photography during our time in Antarctica. Areas we plan to visit include Antarctic Sound (home of gigantic tabular icebergs), the surreal Deception Island in Whalers Bay (home of rusty whalers remnants), Astrolab and the southern part of the Peninsula. 

Day 13 

At sea heading toward South America, Chile.


Please note! 

The itinerary is only a preliminary plan. Activities can change, or may need to be exchanged, in the case of adverse weather conditions or other unexpected incidents.

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