Poseidon Expeditions // March 12, 2019

Polar Regions Photography Tips

How to take your best photos in the Arctic and Antarctica

The Polar Regions are known to be among the most photogenic places on the planet. From portraits of charismatic wildlife to wide-angle shots of spectacular landscapes, there is always something new and exciting in the viewfinder. On a cruise to the Arctic or Antarctica, photographers are presented with countless amazing picture-taking opportunities every day. But the Polar Regions also present special challenges worth considering before starting your
photography trip of a lifetime.

Poseidon Expeditions // February 26, 2019

The Top Four Things to Look For on Landings in Antarctica and South Georgia

What to Watch for When Going Ashore in Antarctica

In Antarctica, access to most of the shoreline is obstructed by tidewater glaciers. Ice-free landing sites are highly prized by tourists and animals alike. While guidelines are in place to prevent you from encountering people from other ships while ashore, it's likely you will be sharing your landing sites with an abundance of animals! It's also likely that explorers from the Age of Discovery had previously set foot where you will be standing. When enjoying a landing in the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands or South Georgia, watch for these special features of the unique Southern Ocean environment.

Poseidon Expeditions // February 18, 2019

Why You Should Add South Georgia to Your Antarctic Cruise

What’s so great about South Georgia?


Frank S. Todd (1942-2016), world-renowned ornithologist and penguin expert, famously said, “If God took a vacation, it would be to South Georgia.” This subantarctic island is known throughout the world—and perhaps beyond—as one of our planet’s greatest locations for wildlife viewing. But South Georgia is a worthy Antarctic cruise destination for other reasons too. Read on to learn about the special attractions and things to do on a trip to South Georgia.

Kathryn // May 22, 2018

Kings of the Southern Ocean: 9 Delightful Facts About the King Penguin

Generous, athletic, caring, and gregarious — with all their charms, it's no wonder King Penguins often serve as the quintessential image of the black and white bird.

Kathryn // May 10, 2018

South Georgia is rodent-free: How they did it and why it matters

South Georgia's birds are a bit safer this week after a years-long project to rid the island of invasive rodent species was complete.

Charles and Mary Love // November 17, 2017

A Front line View of the Falklands and South Georgia

St. Andrews Bay, South Georgia © Charles and Mary Love October 21 – November 7, 2017 

The stark polar lands grip the hearts of men who have lived on them in a manner hardly understood by people who’ve never got beyond the pale of civilization.”

—Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton

After two days at sea from Puerto Madryn, Argentina, we make a morning landing to observe birds near a small settlement on Carcass Island in the Falklands. The number of species in the Falklands (over 200) is impressive. These islands, we’re told, have more striated caracaras, slender-beaked prions and pale-mantled sooty albatrosses than anywhere else in the world..

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