Written by Quark Expeditions team member Nicholas Engelmann
Celebrated astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield is joining our Arctic Icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov Expedition: Best of the Canadian Arctic!
There’s no shortage of opportunities to experience incredible marine and land flora and fauna in the area around Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge from different perspectives. And now, seasoned wildlife photographer and Arctic Watch guide Nansen Weber has given the world an entirely new perspective, thanks to new drone technology.
I’m Tiffany Merritt, Video Content Coordinator for the TUI Group, the parent company of Quark Expeditions. I recently had the good fortune to take a Galapagos Islands expedition, and wanted to share my experience, because it was the trip of a lifetime!
Lions and tigers and bears… and egrets, and owls and puffins, oh my! Canadian Don Gutoski has snapped photos of the rare and the commonplace the world over, through the lens of his Canon camera. He recently won the 2015 International Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) contest for his “A Tale of Two Foxes,” a picture that graphically captures the effects of climate change.
There are a number of exciting regions of Greenland, each with unique attractions and points of interest accessible on your cruise. As the first explorers of the island soon discovered, ice, weather and Mother Nature can affect landing site accessibility, but add to the adventure of exploring Greenland.
There’s really no other place on earth like the Galapagos Islands, where you can interact with an unrivaled diversity of wildlife on land and sea. Catching a glimpse of the endangered Galapagos sea turtle, the giant Galapagos tortoise, or the cartoonish blue-footed booby nesting on bare rocky islands is truly a once in a lifetime experience.
The Northwest Passage has long been considered one of the most important marine paths in history, shortening the distance between Europe and eastern Asia by thousands of miles. This passage, once explored and tackled, also bridged these faraway lands to the eastern United States and the Canadian North. Although the passage has always been integral in shipping valuable mineral resources from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans to the Arctic and Canadian Islands, it’s never exactly been smooth sailing.