Antarctica Exclusive Photo Expedition

Exclusive The Polar Travel Company Antarctic Peninsula Photo Expedition


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Antarctic Polar Circle
© Sebastian Arrebola

A photographer's dream. Trip Confirmed!

Date of the Tour: 05 Feb, 2022 - 17 Feb, 2022
Duration of the Tour: See "Duration"
Duration of the Cruise: 12 days / 11 nights

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Starts: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
Ends: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
Language: English Speaking Voyage


Included
Optional


Enjoy a Polar Circle voyage on the Antarctic Peninsula while perfecting your photographic skills accompanied by two renowned professional photographers, Charly Savely and Dylan Furst. Exclusive for The Polar Travel Company's group.

Itinerary

© Sebastian Arrebola
© Agustin Ullmann
© Sebastian Arrebola

Brief Itinerary:
05 February 2022: Welcome at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Group meeting in the evening.
06 Febrero 2022: Drop off luggage to be taken to the ship at the luggage point and free time. Embarkation in the afternoon (16:00hs) directly on the pier.
From 06 Febrero to 17 February 2022 cruise to wonderful Antarctica
17 February: Disembarkation after breakfast (transfer to the airport at disembarkation for those flying out the same day).

PLEASE NOTE: All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. The on-board expedition leader will determine the final itinerary. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

Cruise Itinerary:
Day 1: End of the world, start of a journey
Your voyage begins where the world drops off. Ushuaia, Argentina, reputed to be the southernmost city on the planet, is located on the far southern tip of South America. Starting in the afternoon, you embark from this small resort town on Tierra del Fuego, nicknamed “The End of the World,” and sail the mountain-fringed Beagle Channel for the remainder of the evening.

Day 2 - 3: Path of the polar explorers
Over the next two days on the Drake Passage, you enjoy some of the same experiences encountered by the great polar explorers who first charted these regions: cool salt breezes, rolling seas, maybe even a fin whale spouting up sea spray. After passing the Antarctic Convergence – Antarctica’s natural boundary, formed when north-flowing cold waters collide with warmer sub-Antarctic seas – you are in the circum-Antarctic upwelling zone. Not only does the marine life change, the avian life changes too. Wandering albatrosses, grey-headed albatrosses, black-browed albatrosses, light-mantled sooty albatrosses, cape pigeons, southern fulmars, Wilson’s storm petrels, blue petrels, and Antarctic petrels are a few of the birds you might see.

Day 4 - 9: Sights of late summer Antarctica
Options for Antarctic Peninsula activities are many, and no less great during the late summer. Humpback whales are prolific in this region, gorging themselves on krill before their migration north. The penguin chicks are also fledging, stirring up activity on the beaches while sleek leopard seals lie in wait, poised to attack the less fortunate ones.

Sites for your Antarctic adventures may include:
Livingston Island – Here you find a wide variety of gentoo and chinstrap penguins on Hannah Point, as well as southern giant petrels and elephant seals hauling out onto the beach.

Deception Island – Actually a subducted crater, this island opens into the sea and creates a natural harbor for the ship. Hot springs, an abandoned whaling station, and multiple bird species – cape petrels, kelp gulls, brown and south polar skuas, and Antarctic terns – can be seen here. Wilson’s storm petrels and black-bellied storm petrels also nest in the ruins of the whaling station in Whalers Bay.

Cuverville Island – A small precipitous island nestled between the mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula and Rongé Island, Cuverville houses a large colony of gentoo penguins and breeding pairs of brown skuas.

Neko Harbour – An epic landscape of mammoth glaciers and endless wind-carved snow, Neko Harbour offers opportunities for a Zodiac cruise and landing that afford the closest views of the surrounding alpine peaks. You might also be able to set foot on the continent here.

Paradise Bay – You could take a Zodiac cruise in these sprawling, ice-flecked waters, where you have a good chance of seeing humpback and minke whales.

Pléneau & Petermann Islands – If the ice allows it, you may sail through the Lemaire Channel in search of Adélie penguins and blue-eyed shags. There’s also a good chance you’ll encounter humpback and minke whales as well as leopard seals.

Crystal Sound – Your journey takes you south along the Argentine Islands to this ice-packed body of water, and from here across the Polar Circle in the morning.

Detaille Island – You may make a landing at an abandoned British research station here, taking in the island’s lofty mountains and imposing glaciers.

Fish Islands – Further north you encounter one of the southernmost Adélie penguin and blue-eyed shag colonies in the Antarctic Peninsula.

Melchior Islands – These islands offer a beautiful landscape rich with icebergs. Leopard seals, crabeater seals, and whales are found here, and there are excellent opportunities for kayaking and diving.
Conditions on the Drake Passage determine the exact time of departure.

Day 10 – 11: Familiar seas, familiar friends
Your return voyage is far from lonely. While crossing the Drake, you’re again greeted by the vast array of seabirds remembered from the passage south. But they seem a little more familiar to you now, and you to them.

Day 12: There and back again
Every adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end. It’s now time to disembark in Ushuaia, but with memories that will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.

Single cabin supplement: 1,7 of the cabin rate per person.

The Polar Travel Company acts as intermediary. All services provided such as all the information provided by the two renowned photographers, hotels, transfers, and ship cruise are governed according to our terms and conditions



Photographers



Charly Savely


Charly Savely:
Charly Savely was born & raised in Bristol, England, but has lived the majority of her life on the West Coast of the USA. She has moved around, & traveled her whole life with camera in hand. She is a jack-of-all-trades & received her Bachelor’s Degree in Photography, Graphic Design, & Scientific Illustration at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Charly is a full-time freelance Professional Photographer, who combines her thirst for adventure with her love for photography to capture unique personal experiences. She specializes in adventure travel, wildlife, & commercial photography. Currently, she is focused & passionate about capturing the disappearing Arctic, as well as minimal moments. She is available for travel, so let’s create together!

https://www.charlysavely.com/
Instagram: /charlysavely


Dylan Furst

Dylan Furst:
Dylan Furst is a photographer from the Pacific Northwest, heavily inspired by the darker and rainy days that frequent his home in Bellingham, Washington State. By adapting to this environment, the imminent days of rain become a time of growth and creating. While travel plays a big part in his photography, his focus is mostly directed towards details in nature. He believes a simple shift in perspective can turn the smallest details into works of art, in destinations around the world and in your own backyard.

http://www.dylanfurstphoto.com/
Instagram: /fursty




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SOME QUESTIONS, ANSWERED »

What level of photography do we require?
We welcome all levels of photography expertise. What we want to see is that you love photography, want to learn more, push yourself, take it to the next level, & take in the atmosphere & experience of working with other creatives in an epic context.

What will we teach & who is this workshop best for?
We will be teaching landscape / travel / lifestyle / wildlife & portrait photography as appropriate throughout the trip. We love to teach post editing in Lightroom & Photoshop. In addition, freelance business practices & how to grow your social media. Since we teach such a wide range of subjects, this workshop is best suited for beginners & intermediate photographers who would like to learn more & navigate through all these styles of photography.

How fit do I need to be?
You will be traveling to a remote destination with not access to complex medical facilities; you should not join this type of expedition if you are suffering from a life-threatening condition. This type of voyages requires independent mobility to negotiate: stairs on a moving ship, steep gangways to board Zodiacs, & rough uneven & slippery terrain. If you have difficulty walking or you need an assistance device to walk around, this type of expeditions may not be for you. Please drop us an email to discuss your situation with us & we will provide you with our best advice.

Should I bring a drone?
Definitely not. IAATO has banned the use of recreational drones & Oceanwide does not allow the use of drones during their trips.

How much camera gear can I bring?
Bring what you have. In general, consider bringing a range of focal lengths: wide-angle (ex: 24mm), standard (ex: 50mm), & a telephoto (ex: 85mm or above). Having said that, a large part of the workshop will be about making the most out of the equipment that you already have!
*DSLR recommended
*Suggested: Remote Trigger, Neutral Density Filter (5/10 stop), Polarizer, Batteries & Memory Cards, Tripod

What & where will we eat?
Breakfast at our accommodation in Ushuaia. All meals throughout the voyage while we are aboard the ship, including snacks, coffee & tea. If you find a restaurant you want to try, let us know!

I'm a vegetarian/vegan or have allergies, what should I do?
Let us know! It won't be a problem at all, but it is something that we need to know in advance.

How will the weather be?
This is the region, which has the warmer & also wetter climate in Antarctica. Precipitations vary in a range around 1000 millimeters per year; & in the summer months you can experience temperatures from -2 ºC (28,4 ºF) to +5 ºC (41 ºF). On your voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula you can expect at least some rain or snow on occasion. The days tend to be cloudy, but the Sun can come out as well, as the weather tends to change a lot. You can also expect some wind on occasions.

Itinerary

Brief Itinerary:
05 February 2022: Welcome at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Group meeting in the evening.
06 Febrero 2022: Drop off luggage to be taken to the ship at the luggage point and free time. Embarkation in the afternoon (16:00hs) directly on the pier.
From 06 Febrero to 17 February 2022 cruise to wonderful Antarctica
17 February: Disembarkation after breakfast (transfer to the airport at disembarkation for those flying out the same day).

PLEASE NOTE: All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. The on-board expedition leader will determine the final itinerary. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

Cruise Itinerary:
Day 1: End of the world, start of a journey
Your voyage begins where the world drops off. Ushuaia, Argentina, reputed to be the southernmost city on the planet, is located on the far southern tip of South America. Starting in the afternoon, you embark from this small resort town on Tierra del Fuego, nicknamed “The End of the World,” and sail the mountain-fringed Beagle Channel for the remainder of the evening.

Day 2 - 3: Path of the polar explorers
Over the next two days on the Drake Passage, you enjoy some of the same experiences encountered by the great polar explorers who first charted these regions: cool salt breezes, rolling seas, maybe even a fin whale spouting up sea spray. After passing the Antarctic Convergence – Antarctica’s natural boundary, formed when north-flowing cold waters collide with warmer sub-Antarctic seas – you are in the circum-Antarctic upwelling zone. Not only does the marine life change, the avian life changes too. Wandering albatrosses, grey-headed albatrosses, black-browed albatrosses, light-mantled sooty albatrosses, cape pigeons, southern fulmars, Wilson’s storm petrels, blue petrels, and Antarctic petrels are a few of the birds you might see.

Day 4 - 9: Sights of late summer Antarctica
Options for Antarctic Peninsula activities are many, and no less great during the late summer. Humpback whales are prolific in this region, gorging themselves on krill before their migration north. The penguin chicks are also fledging, stirring up activity on the beaches while sleek leopard seals lie in wait, poised to attack the less fortunate ones.

Sites for your Antarctic adventures may include:
Livingston Island – Here you find a wide variety of gentoo and chinstrap penguins on Hannah Point, as well as southern giant petrels and elephant seals hauling out onto the beach.

Deception Island – Actually a subducted crater, this island opens into the sea and creates a natural harbor for the ship. Hot springs, an abandoned whaling station, and multiple bird species – cape petrels, kelp gulls, brown and south polar skuas, and Antarctic terns – can be seen here. Wilson’s storm petrels and black-bellied storm petrels also nest in the ruins of the whaling station in Whalers Bay.

Cuverville Island – A small precipitous island nestled between the mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula and Rongé Island, Cuverville houses a large colony of gentoo penguins and breeding pairs of brown skuas.

Neko Harbour – An epic landscape of mammoth glaciers and endless wind-carved snow, Neko Harbour offers opportunities for a Zodiac cruise and landing that afford the closest views of the surrounding alpine peaks. You might also be able to set foot on the continent here.

Paradise Bay – You could take a Zodiac cruise in these sprawling, ice-flecked waters, where you have a good chance of seeing humpback and minke whales.

Pléneau & Petermann Islands – If the ice allows it, you may sail through the Lemaire Channel in search of Adélie penguins and blue-eyed shags. There’s also a good chance you’ll encounter humpback and minke whales as well as leopard seals.

Crystal Sound – Your journey takes you south along the Argentine Islands to this ice-packed body of water, and from here across the Polar Circle in the morning.

Detaille Island – You may make a landing at an abandoned British research station here, taking in the island’s lofty mountains and imposing glaciers.

Fish Islands – Further north you encounter one of the southernmost Adélie penguin and blue-eyed shag colonies in the Antarctic Peninsula.

Melchior Islands – These islands offer a beautiful landscape rich with icebergs. Leopard seals, crabeater seals, and whales are found here, and there are excellent opportunities for kayaking and diving.
Conditions on the Drake Passage determine the exact time of departure.

Day 10 – 11: Familiar seas, familiar friends
Your return voyage is far from lonely. While crossing the Drake, you’re again greeted by the vast array of seabirds remembered from the passage south. But they seem a little more familiar to you now, and you to them.

Day 12: There and back again
Every adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end. It’s now time to disembark in Ushuaia, but with memories that will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.

Single cabin supplement: 1,7 of the cabin rate per person.

The Polar Travel Company acts as intermediary. All services provided such as all the information provided by the two renowned photographers, hotels, transfers, and ship cruise are governed according to our terms and conditions



Photographers



Charly Savely


Charly Savely:
Charly Savely was born & raised in Bristol, England, but has lived the majority of her life on the West Coast of the USA. She has moved around, & traveled her whole life with camera in hand. She is a jack-of-all-trades & received her Bachelor’s Degree in Photography, Graphic Design, & Scientific Illustration at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Charly is a full-time freelance Professional Photographer, who combines her thirst for adventure with her love for photography to capture unique personal experiences. She specializes in adventure travel, wildlife, & commercial photography. Currently, she is focused & passionate about capturing the disappearing Arctic, as well as minimal moments. She is available for travel, so let’s create together!

https://www.charlysavely.com/
Instagram: /charlysavely


Dylan Furst

Dylan Furst:
Dylan Furst is a photographer from the Pacific Northwest, heavily inspired by the darker and rainy days that frequent his home in Bellingham, Washington State. By adapting to this environment, the imminent days of rain become a time of growth and creating. While travel plays a big part in his photography, his focus is mostly directed towards details in nature. He believes a simple shift in perspective can turn the smallest details into works of art, in destinations around the world and in your own backyard.

http://www.dylanfurstphoto.com/
Instagram: /fursty




-----------

SOME QUESTIONS, ANSWERED »

What level of photography do we require?
We welcome all levels of photography expertise. What we want to see is that you love photography, want to learn more, push yourself, take it to the next level, & take in the atmosphere & experience of working with other creatives in an epic context.

What will we teach & who is this workshop best for?
We will be teaching landscape / travel / lifestyle / wildlife & portrait photography as appropriate throughout the trip. We love to teach post editing in Lightroom & Photoshop. In addition, freelance business practices & how to grow your social media. Since we teach such a wide range of subjects, this workshop is best suited for beginners & intermediate photographers who would like to learn more & navigate through all these styles of photography.

How fit do I need to be?
You will be traveling to a remote destination with not access to complex medical facilities; you should not join this type of expedition if you are suffering from a life-threatening condition. This type of voyages requires independent mobility to negotiate: stairs on a moving ship, steep gangways to board Zodiacs, & rough uneven & slippery terrain. If you have difficulty walking or you need an assistance device to walk around, this type of expeditions may not be for you. Please drop us an email to discuss your situation with us & we will provide you with our best advice.

Should I bring a drone?
Definitely not. IAATO has banned the use of recreational drones & Oceanwide does not allow the use of drones during their trips.

How much camera gear can I bring?
Bring what you have. In general, consider bringing a range of focal lengths: wide-angle (ex: 24mm), standard (ex: 50mm), & a telephoto (ex: 85mm or above). Having said that, a large part of the workshop will be about making the most out of the equipment that you already have!
*DSLR recommended
*Suggested: Remote Trigger, Neutral Density Filter (5/10 stop), Polarizer, Batteries & Memory Cards, Tripod

What & where will we eat?
Breakfast at our accommodation in Ushuaia. All meals throughout the voyage while we are aboard the ship, including snacks, coffee & tea. If you find a restaurant you want to try, let us know!

I'm a vegetarian/vegan or have allergies, what should I do?
Let us know! It won't be a problem at all, but it is something that we need to know in advance.

How will the weather be?
This is the region, which has the warmer & also wetter climate in Antarctica. Precipitations vary in a range around 1000 millimeters per year; & in the summer months you can experience temperatures from -2 ºC (28,4 ºF) to +5 ºC (41 ºF). On your voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula you can expect at least some rain or snow on occasion. The days tend to be cloudy, but the Sun can come out as well, as the weather tends to change a lot. You can also expect some wind on occasions.


© Sebastian Arrebola
© Agustin Ullmann
© Sebastian Arrebola


INCLUSIONS

-Photo workshop led by two experienced professional photographers through the program.
-Transfer from airport to the hotel in Ushuaia on 30 January 2022.
-1 night in a hotel in Ushuaia on 30 January 2022.
-Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary.
-All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
-All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
-Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
-Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes.
-Luggage transfer from pick-up point to the vessel on the day of embarkation, in Ushuaia.
-Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation).
-All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
-Comprehensive pre-departure material.

EXCLUSIONS

-Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights
-Pre- and post- land arrangements.
-Passport and visa expenses.
-Government arrival and departure taxes.
-Meals ashore.
-Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is mandatory).
-Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.
-The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).


Dates & Rates


Ship: Hondius | Date: 30 Jan 2022 / 10 Feb 2022   More info about this Ship
Quadruple Porthole
$ 9,150
Triple Porthole
$ 10,200
Twin Porthole
$ 11,050
Twin Window
$ 11,500
Twin Deluxe
$ 12,100
Superior
$ 13,000
Junior Suite
$ 13,700
Grand Suite
$ 15,550

* The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.
NOTE: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.

Gallery


© Charly Savely
© Charly Savely
© Charly Savely
© Charly Savely
© Charly Savely
© Charly Savely
© Dylan Furst
© Dylan Furst
© Dylan Furst
© Dylan Furst
© Dylan Furst
© Dylan Furst

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