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Photography Tips for Travelers to Antarctica

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Whether you prefer a "point and shoot" camera or you're a seasoned photographer, the extreme climate of Antarctica presents some special challenges for photographers. I'd consider myself somewhere in the middle, sometimes preferring to lug out my DSLR camera for that perfect shot and sometimes, especiall...
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Preparing For A Trip To Antarctica: Books & Video

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Preparing for a trip to Antarctica can seem daunting but it can also be a lot of fun if you know where to start. Below is our recommended reading list and media guide which offers a treasure of inspiration for intrepid travelers to Antarctica. Nonfiction Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alred Lansing The astonishing saga of po...
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4 Reasons Why I'm Going to Antarctica on the Ortelius

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My trip to Antarctica is still far off (November 2019) but I'm getting extremely excited (read my last blog - My First Trip to Antarctica, to see what I'm excited about). Here are the top 4 reasons I chose the Ortelius cruise ship for my first time in Antarctica: I wanted to have a very inclusive adventure&nb...
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My First Trip To Antarctica - Will You Join Me?

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The cold arctic wind whips in my hair as I stand at the bow, shaking from excitement (and cold) as the whale surfaces a few meters from the boat. Its massive, wondering eye stares back at me, as curious about me as I am about it. The boat lurches and my eyes fly open; I'm back at my office in Costa Rica. I've been day dream...
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7 Wild Wonders You Need to Experience - Part 1: Animals

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1. Observe the Bears of North America (Grizzly & Polar) From the temperate coastal rain-forest and rugged mountains of British Columbia and Alaska to the gigantic glaciers and brilliant blue ice bergs of the polar region, grizzly bears and polar bears are the most revered bears in the world. To see one in the wild is an...
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