Lemaire Channel & Peterman Island

Lemaire Channel & Peterman Island

We wake up to the calmest morning of the entire trip. The sea is standing still and the reflections are unreal. It looks as if someone has put a mirror on top of the water.

 

 Mirror Reflection, Antarctica

Mirror Reflection, Antarctica

I have never seen the sea this calm. This sight was one of the many other-worldly experiences that made this trip incredible.

 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Antarctica

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Antarctica

To the left, we have a mountain range called Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Directly in front of us, we have the Lemaire Channel. Both are just riveting to see, and the reflections that occurred off the water on this day made the images even more special. 

 Lemaire Channel, Antarctica

Lemaire Channel, Antarctica

 Mirror Reflection, Antarctica

Mirror Reflection, Antarctica

Travel Tips

  • You can stop at Port Lockroy to send letters from Antarctica as well as get your passports stamped.

Photography Gear Recommended

  • DSLR
  • 24-70mm lens
  • 70-200 lens
  • 200-400mm lens or 2x extender for your 70-200
  • Monopod

Photography tip

These types of images are gone in a heartbeat. If you are looking to capture reflections, know that water is traditionally more calm in the mornings because there is little wind. With that in mind, sunrise is your best chance at finding them!

Nonprofit highlight

Antarctica Ocean Alliance is a coalition of leading environmental and conservation organizations working to establish a network of designated, no-take marine reserves and marine protected areas in the Antarctic. They have some extremely high profile supporters including Richard Branson, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Edward Norton.

The oceans surrounding Antarctica are still relatively untouched by humans. AOA's goal is to continue this trend, and protect against overfishing and other harmful activities, which have placed these pristine bodies of water in danger. 

 

Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina

McCarthy, Kennicott, & the Glaciers of Wrangell-St. Elias

McCarthy, Kennicott, & the Glaciers of Wrangell-St. Elias

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