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Into Antarctica: For The Great Landscape & Safari On The Ice

 
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Apr 04, 2013 05:35 as a reply to  @ post 15788174 |  #31

Many thanks everybody one again.

Forgot to mention regarding the BBQ on the desk - if anyone notice there were NO bird around the ship during our 'feeding frenzy' ?
As everybody have been follow the good ethic / guideline in the Antarctic region many many years, nobody feel the wide life there. Despite the strong smell of the BBQ, there were no bird came for the food in our ship.

As the wildlife has no fear of human, so nobody need to chase the penguin - if you stay at the same spot long enough, they will come to investigate you.

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Petermann Island, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

As mention before, the smell from the penguins colony is unbelievably strong. We all used the gumboot and Bib pants provided by the ship.

All white spots on the rock are from the penguin's digestive system:

5D3 + 28-300L @ 220mm:
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Gentoo Penguin @ Petermann Island, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

@ 60mm:
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Petermann Island, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

Kayaking without great effect in the calm water:
5D2 + 85L II:
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Kayaking Around Petermann Island, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

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Kayaking Around Petermann Island, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

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Apr 06, 2013 02:02 as a reply to  @ post 15771535 |  #32

Day Five: 2nd Day in Antarctica - Zodiac landing on Galindez Island (Vernadsky Research Base) And Winter Island (Wordie House):

Approaching Vernadsky Research Base on Galindez Island:
5D2 + 24L II:

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Vernadsky Research Base, Galindez Island, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

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Vernadsky Research Base, Galindez Island, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

5D2 + 24L II:
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Vernadsky Research Base, Galindez Island, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

5D3 + 85L II:
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Vernadsky Research Base, Galindez Island, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

After a short tour in the Vernadsky Research Base, we landed on the Winter Island.

5D3 + 85L II:
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Wordie House, Winter Island, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr
^Standing on Winter Island, The Wordie House is on the left lower photo. Glaciers @ Galindez Island on mid left photo. Wilhelm Archipelago on top right. "British Crown Land" Sign on the right corner.

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"British Crown Land" Sign On Winter Island, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr
^Setup before the British join the Antarctic Treaty

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Glaciers @ Galindez Island, View from Winter Island, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

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Vernadsky Research Base (Galindez Island), View from Winter Island, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

We didn't really need a zoom lens, right?

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Apr 06, 2013 02:35 |  #33

Loving this... Keep em coming!


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Apr 06, 2013 02:47 as a reply to  @ x_tan's post |  #34

All 5D3 + 85L II:

Checking out iceberg before heading back the ship for lunch:

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Iceberg Near Winter Island, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

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Iceberg Near Winter Island, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

Ready to go out for afternoon Zodiac cruising again:
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Wilhelm Archipelago, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

Thanks you for looking, more to come...

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Apr 06, 2013 03:02 |  #35

Subscribed. Awesome images!




  
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Apr 06, 2013 03:41 |  #36

Simply unbelievable....wish I was there


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Apr 06, 2013 06:11 as a reply to  @ I Like to Watch's post |  #37

Absolutely stunning photographs.
Thanks for sharing something that I will never see in person!


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Apr 06, 2013 06:50 as a reply to  @ DelAllenGreenwood's post |  #38

Many thanks everyone!

The beauty of Antarctica just simply speechless, even I look at the same photos again & again...

Two shoots before on board the Zodiac that afternoon (5D3 + 28-300L):

@ 200mm:

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Wilhelm Archipelago, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr
^ The Zodiac just on the middle of the low part of this photo.

@ 190mm:
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Wilhelm Archipelago, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

On the Zodiac, and we spot some very handsome Adélie Penguin on the rock:

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Adélie Penguin @ Galindez Island, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr
(Wife's photo - remind me someone else similar shot from National Geography)

5D3 + 28-300L @ 300mm
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Adélie Penguin @ Galindez Island, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

@ 35mm:
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Iceberg Near Galindez Island, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

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Apr 06, 2013 09:10 |  #39

These are such amazing images and amazing places to visit. Thanks for sharing!

*added new place to my bucket list for travel destinations!


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Apr 06, 2013 10:09 |  #40

^Thanks...

During that afternoon Zodiac cruising, we saw few more seals and minke whales, checking out bit more icebergs...

5D2 + 24L II:

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Iceberg Near Wilhelm Archipelago, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

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Iceberg Near Wilhelm Archipelago, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

5D3 + 28-300L @ 120mm:
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Iceberg Near Wilhelm Archipelago, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

@ 60mm:
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Iceberg Near Wilhelm Archipelago, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

@ 60mm:
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Iceberg Near Wilhelm Archipelago, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

After we went back to the ship, a stunning show case - our ship slowly entered Lemaire Channel and move to our next destination!

I have to make a gif file to justify this!!

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^Whales Blowing The water As Entering Lemaire Channel.

My right hand became so cold...
And my GPS battery went off 1st time; my 28-300L was a very cold metal tube 1st time...

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Apr 08, 2013 11:20 |  #41

These photos are just stunning. Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us, X_Tan, and please keep them coming.

Antarctica is on my bucket list of places to visit.


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Apr 08, 2013 19:15 as a reply to  @ Scott M's post |  #42

I can honestly say I've never enjoyed a thread on this forum as much as this one. Simply wonderful!!! And beautiful photos. Thank you very much for sharing x_tan.bw!


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Apr 09, 2013 10:25 |  #43

Now that's a trip I'd love to go to. Superbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb Pictures!

Thank you for sharing.


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Apr 10, 2013 08:03 as a reply to  @ Moin's post |  #44

Many thanks for your kind words again!...

Day Six, 3rd Day in Antarctica, Zodiac landing on Almirante Brown Antarctic Base, Paradise Bay & Neko Harbour - Finally we were on the Antarctic Continent rather than an island.

Our ship just moving around 6-8 knots per hour overnight. We arrived Paradise Bay in the morning, and the water just calm like a lake again:

5D3 + 24L II:

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Paradise Bay, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

5D3 + 28-300L @ 120mm, 4 shots stitch:
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Check out the place before we board the Zodiac (5D3 + 28-300L @ 180mm):
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Almirante Brown Antarctic Base, Paradise Bay, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

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Almirante Brown Antarctic Base, Paradise Bay, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

5D3 + 24L II:
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Almirante Brown Antarctic Base, Paradise Bay, Antarctica (external link) by X_Tan (external link), on Flickr

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Apr 10, 2013 08:21 as a reply to  @ x_tan's post |  #45

More great images....I'm sooooo still watching this thread as the photographs and location is just outstanding.


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