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Antarctica – What landscapes can I expect to see?

Posted by on May 6, 2013

There are loads of landscapes that you might see in Antarctica, and I have tried to show a sample of some of them here. These images were shot on our trip with Quark Expeditions from Ushuaia in Argentina. When we got back from that trip, we wrote up 2 blog posts about it, The first on the Falklands and South Georgia and another one about Icebergs, Penguins and other fun photos. Obviously we could not post every photo we shot, but it might be nice to share some more ice cool photos.

Antarctica Landscape Photographs


Photographic considerations

In the gallery above, there are shots taken with a 14mm prime lens, a 600mm prime lens, and a good mix in between. It is difficult to know what to recommend to anyone going on such a trip, but I would encourage anyone going to bring a good range of lenses. you don’t need to carry them all every day, but you will eventually use everything!  one of the most important things is to have a good bag that is ideally waterproof, or at least semi waterproof. Sea spray from the zodiacs would not do many cameras much good!

Also, when choosing photographic equipment for a trip like this, you might like to look at this blog post by Kellie Netherwood, a fellow photographer who was on the same trip as us. She has written about photographic equipment selection.

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