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Ocean Diamond: Aerial view from the Drone

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Wanna see something cool?

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Voyage update from David "Woody" Wood: Lemaire, Ice fields, Neko Harbour & Polar plunge

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Feature photo courtesy of Marie & Dave Lincoln

Quark Expedition Leader David “Woody” Wood is aboard the Ocean Diamond, traveling on Quark’s Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Voyage:

November 29

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Voyage update from David “Woody” Wood

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Feature photo courtesy of Rachel & Barry Chapman

Quark Expedition Leader David "Woody" Wood is currently aboard the Ocean Diamond, traveling on Quark's Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Voyage:

20 November

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A day in the Falklands aboard Ocean Diamond: voyage update from David "Woody" Wood

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We had a great day today with our first day of excursions in the West Falkland area!

First landing:

Our morning started early at 06:30 when we enjoyed sailing between West Point island and West Falkland. The sky was alive with albatross. The Diamond glided through the narrow passage as currents disturbed the water surface.

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Guest Post: To Antarctica with Jonathan Shackleton

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A Guest post from Falcon Scott

Making a journey to Antarctica is a lifetime experience for anyone, but once you’ve been it actually draws you back. It's hard to say exactly what it is that makes you feel this way. Even after three adventures to the Antarctic, every trip has been like my first – a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

 

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Penguins and sea kayaks

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In this photo, an Antarctic local carefully navigates some rocks, sea kayakers and a Quark ship in the background. Looks like a perfect day in Antarctica!

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Fun facts about an Antarctic voyage

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Two Antarctic ambassadors on ice!

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An Iceberg Graveyard

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Today's ice photo is from the iceberg graveyard in Pleneau Bay, Antarctica - a place where icebergs have run aground and are slowly melting. It is almost impossible to take a bad photo here!

According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, "Icebergs form when chunks of ice calve, or break off, from glaciers, ice shelves, or a larger iceberg. Icebergs travel with ocean currents, sometimes smashing up against the shore or getting caught in shallow waters."

Photo by Lisa Mclean, from our Antarctic Explorer voyage on the Ocean Diamond, December 2012.

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Great Scott! Falcon Scott is joining Quark Expeditions on several 2013.14 Antarctic voyages

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This just in: Falcon Scott, grandson of famed Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott, will be reuniting with Sir Ernest Shackleton’s cousin, Jonathan Shackleton, on four Quark voyages this Antarctic season.

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Quark Expeditions Experts-in-Residence Announced

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Top image copyright Sue Flood

We are pleased to announce our Experts-in-Residence program for the 2013.14 Antarctic season! Renowned for the expedition team's expertise in the Arctic and Antarctica, our Experts-in-Residence program adds an extra layer of interest and insight to polar expeditions with best-in-class guests from the fields of polar history, scientific research, and photography.

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