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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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Greenland's World Cup Fever Lasts All Year Long: Get in the Game!

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Quark passengers and crew join locals in a game of football in Nuuk, Greenland in 2013.

A number of things come to mind when we think of Greenland: stunning vistas, spectacular Northern Lights and awe-inspiring fjords among them.

But football [a.k.a. soccer in North America]?

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Voyage Update: Spitsbergen Circumnavigation

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Fresh From The Sea! Expedition Leader Woody, currently leading Spitsbergen Circumnavigation, shares his exciting voyage update from the Sea Spirit:

"What a morning! Arrived early near Torellneset and spotted a polar bear and two cubs. As the breakfast was almost set on the table we ventured out in perfect blue sky conditions. The mother and cubs strolled to the waters edge where they slept and occasionally wandered about. Later in the morning as we landed at Torellneset, the other and two cubs came to the beac

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The South Sandwich Islands

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Written by Dr. Tom Hart, Penguinologist, Oxford University, UK.

Tom runs the Penguin Lifelines project at Oxford University and the Zoological Society of London, through which he monitors Antarctic wildlife using camera trapping, volunteer photos and population genetics. Tom’s PhD at Imperial College and the British Antarctic Survey investigated penguin foraging behavior around South Georgia.

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Quark Expeditions Supports Vivienne Westwood's "Save the Arctic" Campaign

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Celebrity image credit: Andy Gotts and Quark images staff by Lisa McLean.

This Arctic travel season, Quark Expeditions’ Arctic voyages passengers and staff will have the opportunity to participate in a unique and important campaign to save the Arctic.

Famed fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has enlisted the support of superstars George Clooney, Chris Martin and Paloma Faith for her "Save the Arctic" campaign, part of the larger Climate Revolution movement. In February, the designer teamed up with Greenpeace and photographer Andy Gotts to raise awareness for the cause with a series of celebrity portraits featuring her original t-shirt design.

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A study on climate change & declining penguin populations

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At Quark Expeditions, we are proud to partner with scientists who are leading their fields in boots-on-the-ground research. In addition to some of the more famous explorers we’ve welcomed aboard as Resident Experts, year after year we have the pleasure of welcoming Oxford Biology Department researchers and penguinologists, Dr. Tom Hart and Gemma Clucas.

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Win a Cover Feature, Cool Prizes & Bragging Rights in Quark's Cover Photo Contest

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We're working on our 2015.16 Quark Expeditions brochure and want YOU to help us create the perfect polar-themed cover! We're accepting polar-region photo submissions and public votes until July 20, when 12 semi-finalist photos will be reviewed by a panel of celebrity judges.

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Meet the Muskox, Greenland's Gentle Giant

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When we think of Greenland, a formidable, rocky and barren span inhospitable to life comes to mind. However, it is far from that! Greenland’s pristine Arctic wilderness is rich with wildlife, both land and water-borne. Passengers on our 14-day East Greenland expedition have a unique opportunity to view animals few will ever see outside of a zoo in their natural habitat, including Greenland’s largest land mammal, the muskox.

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Nick Bertozzi – Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey

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Image credit: Shackleton, Nick Bertozzi

Written by Miranda Miller

Nick Bertozzi pored over his Adventures of Tintin comics as a child, living vicariously through the travels of the young Belgian reporter. It lit a spark, he says – one that inspired him to get off the couch and do some traveling of his own. Bertozzi hopes his new graphic novel, Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey, will do the same for children and adults alike.

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