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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.

6 Responses to Antarctica – What landscapes can I expect to see?

  1. Kellie Netherwood

    Thanks for the mention and link Merv/Sarah!

    Awesome photos and they bring back so many great memories of what can only be described as the ‘trip of a lifetime’. One of the things I love most about photography is it’s ability to allow us to see the world through different eyes and that this can vary between photographers. Some of your photos look very similar to ones I also took from the zodiac I shared with you, and yet others are completely different, from your perspective rather than mine.

    Love it!

    • Merv

      Your welcome Kellie!

      The differences in the images that 2 photographers take of the same thing can be incredible. The antarctic landscape is so varied and so interesting, I think I could take photos there every year for the rest of my life, and no 2 shots would be the same.


  2. Chris Miller

    I suspect the ones that “look very similar” to yours Kellie are the ones Merv borrowed off your laptop. You can tell because they’re all quite sharp.

    Seriously though, it really is interesting (and often surprising) to see just how different some of our shots ended up even when taken from the very same place and time.

    • Merv

      Cheers Chris, I think the fact that we often ended up in the same zodiac may have helped us all get similar views, but as to how we got different images? Who knows? 🙂

  3. Kellie Netherwood

    LOL, I knew I should have had a better screensaver password…!

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