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May 23rd, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Parents Love” by Claus Possberg – Atka Bay, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica

Posted By David Alexander Willis
A young Emperor penguin chick is fed by its parents in a heart shape on the Wedell Sea in Antarctica
“Look, they are doing a heart!” – the second my wife cried it out I was on my belly, my heavy lens landed in the snow, and I got the shot in the very moment the young baby turned its eye towards me. Antarctica was on our bucket list for years, but for some reason …
February 8th, 2014

March of the Penguins

Posted By Kevin Schafer
A line of Gentoos marches toward the sea
Believe it or not, this was one of the most frustrating days of my entire trip in Antarctica. We made a landing on Booth Island, a spectacular location between towering mountains, but the weather was lousy, with horizontal driving rain. What made it worse was that the angle of the rain precisely matched the angle …
November 26th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Ed Stockard

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Cruising Antarctica by Ed Stockard
Ed Stockard’s photo of penguins near Palmer Station, Antarctica is today’s Photo Of The Day. Stockard sent this image to the Flocks, Herds & Schools Assignment.
May 24th, 2013

Antarctica: A Year on Ice

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Screen Shot 2013-05-24 at 10.28.29 AM
Check out this new trailer for the upcoming film by Anthony Powell, Antarctica: A Year on Ice. The film will tell the story of living in Antarctica year round and from this trailer and the footage looks spectacular.
December 22nd, 2011

An Island of Color

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus) on nest with Lichen,   Antarctica
As I have mentioned in my previous Antarctic posts, we had blue skies in very short supply. And nothing is more demoralizing to a photographer than the complete absence of light and color : no glorious sunsets or beams of incandescent light. So you can imagine how delighted I was when I stumbled onto this scene, …
December 18th, 2011

The Gift of Light

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Light on Glacial Landscape, Antarctic Peninsula
After almost ten days of clouds and snow ( and sparking the mini-debate on global warming on my previous post) we finally had a brief break in the clouds for a few hours on our way through Antarctica. It was mid-day, with colorless, drab light: hopeless in color, but almost perfect for a black-and-white conversion. …
December 13th, 2011

Global Warming – and Snow

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Nesting in the Snow, Gentoo Penguin
The conventional wisdom is that climate change is heating the poles first, and then the rest of the planet. So you’d think we’d be sweltering here in Antarctica. Far from it: in the past week it has been snowing almost constantly, making it hard on the penguins who should be well into their nesting cycle …
November 1st, 2011

Heading South…and North

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Chinstrap Penguins on Iceberg, Antarctica
There are places in the world that are so unique, and so visually stunning, that both as a photographer and a lover of wilderness I find them irresistible. First among these has to be Antarctica, simply one of the most spectacular corners of the planet. The wildlife is fabulous, which sort of goes without saying, …
November 6th, 2010

Hovering Over Paradise

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Helicopter over summit of Mt. Paget, 9625 feet, South Georgia Island
Yeah, yeah, I know.  In an ideal world, this blog should should be a day-to-day visual diary – sharing new pictures, and reflections on the art and business of photography. But the truth is, I haven’t taken a picture in weeks, busy with conferences, speeches, writing manifestos, and editing older pictures. Yes, professional photography can …
November 1st, 2010

European Visions…and Antarctica

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Adult King Penguin with chicks, South Georgia
If you’re guessing that the penguins in this photo are not in Europe, you’d be right. But I am, however…just heading home today from a meeting of the GDT, The Society of German Nature Photography, where I gave a talk on my work documenting endangered species.  As always, it was an inspiring event. Personally,  I …