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

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    1. 1. North & South Images from the Arctic and Antarctic Part One: South Ross Mackenzie, North South Images
    2. 2. Antarctic Peninsula ► Politically neutral ► Small number of research stations ► Getting there  Fly to southern tip of South America  Boat across Drake Passage
    3. 3. Roaring Forties / Furious Fifties
    4. 4. Paradise Harbour, Antarctic Peninsula
    5. 5. Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctic Peninsula
    6. 6. Port Lockroy, Antarctic Peninsula
    7. 7. Lemaire Channel, Antarctic Peninsula
    8. 8. Blue Ice, Neko Harbour, Andvord Bay, Antarctic Peninsula
    9. 9. Almirante Brown Base, Paradise Harbour, Antarctic Peninsula
    10. 10. Port Lockroy, Antarctic Peninsula
    11. 11. Snowy Sheathbills, Paradise Harbour, Antarctic Peninsula
    12. 12. Chinstrap Penguin, Half-Moon Island, South Shetland Islands
    13. 13. Adelie Penguin, Petermann Island, Antarctic Peninsula
    14. 14. Adelie Penguins & Blue-eyed shag, Petermann Island, Antarctic Peninsula
    15. 15. Chinstrap Penguins, Half-Moon Island, South Shetland Islands
    16. 16. South Georgia ► British! ► Research base at Grytviken ► Lots of old whaling stations ► Getting there  Fly to Falkland Islands  Boat across Scotia Sea
    17. 17. Orca, off north coast, South Georgia
    18. 18. Prince Olav Harbour, South Georgia
    19. 19. Bayard, Ocean Harbour, South Georgia
    20. 20. Fur Seal, South Georgia
    21. 21. Whale-catcher “Petrel”, Grytviken, South Georgia
    22. 22. Grytviken whaling station - Museum, South Georgia
    23. 23. Shackleton‟s Grave, Grytviken, South Georgia
    24. 24. King Penguins, Salisbury Plain, South Georgia
    25. 25. King Penguins, Salisbury Plain, South Georgia
    26. 26. King Penguins, Salisbury Plain, South Georgia
    27. 27. Juvenile King Penguin, Fortuna Bay, South Georgia
    28. 28. King Penguins, Fortuna Bay, South Georgia
    29. 29. King Penguins, Fortuna Bay, South Georgia
    30. 30. Imperial Cormorants, Cooper Bay, South Georgia
    31. 31. Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Gold Harbour, South Georgia
    32. 32. King Penguins and Fur Seals, Gold Harbour, South Georgia
    33. 33. King Penguins, St Andrews Bay, South Georgia
    34. 34. King Penguins, St Andrews Bay, South Georgia
    35. 35. King Penguins, St Andrews Bay, South Georgia
    36. 36. King Penguins, St Andrews Bay, South Georgia
    37. 37. King Penguins, St Andrews Bay, South Georgia
    38. 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. 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. 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. 41. People ► Capturing Wilderness  Illusion? ► Travelling Companions  Who invented yellow goretex?  Team work
    42. 42. People
    43. 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. 44. Questions ► For more information about travel and photography in cold remote places contact ► ross@northsouthimages.co.uk ► www.northsouthimages.co.uk

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