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Images from the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia and photography tips for cold climates.

Images from the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia and photography tips for cold climates.

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  • 1. North & South Images from the Arctic and Antarctic Part One: South Ross Mackenzie, North South Images
  • 2. Antarctic Peninsula ► Politically neutral ► Small number of research stations ► Getting there  Fly to southern tip of South America  Boat across Drake Passage
  • 3. Roaring Forties / Furious Fifties
  • 4. Paradise Harbour, Antarctic Peninsula
  • 5. Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctic Peninsula
  • 6. Port Lockroy, Antarctic Peninsula
  • 7. Lemaire Channel, Antarctic Peninsula
  • 8. Blue Ice, Neko Harbour, Andvord Bay, Antarctic Peninsula
  • 9. Almirante Brown Base, Paradise Harbour, Antarctic Peninsula
  • 10. Port Lockroy, Antarctic Peninsula
  • 11. Snowy Sheathbills, Paradise Harbour, Antarctic Peninsula
  • 12. Chinstrap Penguin, Half-Moon Island, South Shetland Islands
  • 13. Adelie Penguin, Petermann Island, Antarctic Peninsula
  • 14. Adelie Penguins & Blue-eyed shag, Petermann Island, Antarctic Peninsula
  • 15. Chinstrap Penguins, Half-Moon Island, South Shetland Islands
  • 16. South Georgia ► British! ► Research base at Grytviken ► Lots of old whaling stations ► Getting there  Fly to Falkland Islands  Boat across Scotia Sea
  • 17. Orca, off north coast, South Georgia
  • 18. Prince Olav Harbour, South Georgia
  • 19. Bayard, Ocean Harbour, South Georgia
  • 20. Fur Seal, South Georgia
  • 21. Whale-catcher “Petrel”, Grytviken, South Georgia
  • 22. Grytviken whaling station - Museum, South Georgia
  • 23. Shackleton‟s Grave, Grytviken, South Georgia
  • 24. King Penguins, Salisbury Plain, South Georgia
  • 25. King Penguins, Salisbury Plain, South Georgia
  • 26. King Penguins, Salisbury Plain, South Georgia
  • 27. Juvenile King Penguin, Fortuna Bay, South Georgia
  • 28. King Penguins, Fortuna Bay, South Georgia
  • 29. King Penguins, Fortuna Bay, South Georgia
  • 30. Imperial Cormorants, Cooper Bay, South Georgia
  • 31. Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Gold Harbour, South Georgia
  • 32. King Penguins and Fur Seals, Gold Harbour, South Georgia
  • 33. King Penguins, St Andrews Bay, South Georgia
  • 34. King Penguins, St Andrews Bay, South Georgia
  • 35. King Penguins, St Andrews Bay, South Georgia
  • 36. King Penguins, St Andrews Bay, South Georgia
  • 37. King Penguins, St Andrews Bay, South Georgia
  • 38. Cold Photography ► Keep warm  Hat  Fingerless gloves  Lots of layers ► Spare batteries in inside pockets  Swap them during the day ► Stay ► outside Until you‟ve finished
  • 39. Practical Photography ► Cameras + water = bad  + salt water = v. bad ► Three cameras  2 DSLRs (Nikon D200/D700) ► ► Same batteries/CF cards Long lens / wide lens  Waterproof compact (AW100)
  • 40. Practical Photography ► Always keep cameras set up ready  04:00 whale/bear call ► Always shot in RAW / under expose  Lighting can be harsh during day  Better at „night‟ ► Take a lot of memory cards  Don‟t wait until they‟re full to swap
  • 41. People ► Capturing Wilderness  Illusion? ► Travelling Companions  Who invented yellow goretex?  Team work
  • 42. People
  • 43. Travel Logistics None of these places easy (or cheap) for independent travel ► Small number of specialised ship operators ►  Quark / Exodus  Oceanwide ► Small boats  As small as you can afford  < 100 in south
  • 44. Questions ► For more information about travel and photography in cold remote places contact ► ross@northsouthimages.co.uk ► www.northsouthimages.co.uk