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In the Footsteps of Franklin: Canadian Team Discovers Lost Franklin Expedition Ship

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Feature photo: Bettman/Corbis

After more than 160 years of searching, the Government of Canada announced this week that a Canadian team has located one of Sir John Franklin's ill-fated Arctic exploration ships, just off King William Island.

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Arctic Quest: Colin Stump recounts his thrilling Arctic adventure

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Written by Colin Stump.

Social media has drowned us in superlatives. Amazing, OMG, fantastic, awesome, etc etc. So, how can I possibly recount a recent adventure in the Arctic without recourse to the same?

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Spotlight on Port Lockroy: A Living Museum & Haven for Gentoo Penguins

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Tucked away in a natural harbour on Goudier Island, on the western shores of Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy is a popular stop on our Antarctic Explorer voyages as well as Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North and other Antarctic expeditions.

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A Leap of Faith: The Murres of Cape Walstenholme

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Written by Acacia Johnson

After sailing east from Churchill, the Sea Explorer was promptly met with a gale warning. High winds, swell, and poor visibility kept us on the ship for a day and a half, and with white caps ripping across the sea’s surface outside the window, we instead turned our attention to lectures and presentations. Fortunately, clear skies soon appeared on the weather forecast, and when opportunity struck, we were prepared to seize the day.

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White Whale Wonderland: Cruising with Belugas in Churchill

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Written by Acacia Johnson

On a beautifully warm day in Churchill, Manitoba, the Sea Explorer welcomed a new group of passengers aboard. After a long day of travel and sightseeing for our guests, we had initially planned a restful evening for their first hours aboard the ship – but nature had other plans. In the true spirit of an expedition, we decided to seize the opportunities that presented themselves, because outside, something amazing was happening.

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A Monumental Experience: Bears, Bergs, and Brilliant Weather

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By Acacia Johnson

Having spent a day crossing Davis Strait from the foggy, ice-filled wonderland that was Greenland, it was with much anticipation that we approached the Canadian Arctic. Our first stop would be Monumental Island, an uninhabited island where we hoped to spot some Arctic wildlife. Almost magically, the sea stood perfectly still, flat and calm far into the open ocean towards Greenland. With bright sun gleaming through a hazy sky, it was a perfect day to be out on the water.

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Sunshine in Sisimiut

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Written by Acacia Johnson

Early morning on the Sea Explorer dawned calm and hazy, the low sun sparkling off the sea in a golden haze. In the distance, mountains lined the horizon, growing slowly larger as we made our way towards shore. Coffee in hand, I joined a group of passengers on the deck, watching seabirds and waiting with anticipation as the colorful houses of Sisimiut grew nearer. Good morning, Greenland.

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Spotlight on Falkland Islands and South Georgia: Explorers & Kings

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Photo courtesy of Chris, Quark passenger.

Early in the Antarctic travel season each year, passengers aboard the Quark Expeditions Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica expedition spend two days each in the Falklands (Islas Malvinas) and on beautiful, remote South Georgia.

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Antarctic Expeditions Yesterday and Today: 100 Years of Exploration

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This November, famed polar explorer and expert Jonathan Shackleton will once again join Quark Expeditions aboard the Ocean Diamond. This marks 100 years since his cousin Sir Ernest Shackleton's legendary voyage on The Endurance, in which he and his crew had hoped to be the first explorers to traverse the seventh continent.

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Quark Expeditions’ Guide to Explore Human Connection to the Arctic Landscape This Winter

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Artist and photographer Acacia Johnson is all set to join Quark Expeditions as a guide and photography lecturer in the Arctic this season. Even before she joins us, Johnson is looking towards the winter, when she'll stay on in the Arctic to work on Into Indigo, her exploration in images of the profound human connection to the mythic winter landscape of the Canadian Arctic.

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