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July 24th, 2010

Thinking About the Cold

Posted By Kevin Schafer

Chinstrap penguins on Blue Iceberg

Maybe it’s the heat, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Antarctica. I have been many times over the years, but there is still something irresistible about the ice, the light, and the wildlife that gets me fired up again every time. And in case you think all the good pictures have already been taken, don’t believe it. There are still moments of unexpected light and color, and the very real chance of capturing rare or spectacular behavior. It is, quite simply, an amazing place.

I will be a NG lecturer this November aboard the National Geographic Explorer on a classic voyage that includes both Antarctica, the Falkland islands, and my favorite of the bunch : South Georgia Island.

Wandering Albatross, South Georgia

One thing I plan to do much more of on this trip is to create black and white conversions, especially in Antarctica. I played with it  a few years ago and was delighted with the results:

Antarctica in Black and White

If you’d like to know more about the trip, you can click here.

If you have any questions about the trip, or about shooting in Antarctica, just let me know.


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  1. Steve Shuey Says:

    Yup, jealous!

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