You’d think after 20 years traveling to the Polar Regions I could pack in my sleep. Well actually I do pack and repack in my sleep, but that doesn’t make the job any easier.
The Emperor Penguin now dubbed Happy Feet that surprised the world with its journey to New Zealand has now been rescued from the Peka Peka Beach by The Department of Conservation and Wellington Zoo
Everyone that goes to Antarctica has the dream and their fingers crossed that they will spot an Emperor Penguin on their voyage.
You’ve made the decision to take a trip to the Arctic or Antarctica.
When I’m asked what is the best time to go to Antarctica I always say, "anytime is a great time". Even when I return to the same landing site time and again it is always different.
We have a stowaway! Down in the corner of the empty plunge pool aboard the M/S Svetaeva was a lone sooty shearwater.
Polar bear skin is black and the fur is not white at all. Each individual hair is a clear hollow tube called guard hair and looks white because of reflected light.
Food web – a complex of interrelated food chains in an ecological community
You never know what you’ll get with the Drake Passage on your way to Antarctica.
One thing that really sets an Arctic voyage apart from Antarctica is the
In Greek arktikos literally means of the Bear and that is what everyone goes to Spitsbergen to see.
Here's a great article by Paul Motter based on an interview with Polar Cruises President Chuck Cross. It's about cruising Antarctica and the Arctic. Check it out...you may learn something new!
Two Climates In One
The Los Nires Hotel included a typical European breakfast buffet with eggs, bacon, fruit, pastries, and cereal. Lynn and I met for breakfast at 7:30 because our bird guide was scheduled for 8AM.