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Penguins on Ice: How a Hobbyist Captured an Award Winning Photograph

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by Miranda Miller

You could say it was a shot fifteen years in the making, yet when Katrina Zinger captured her ‘Penguins on Ice’ shot, she had no idea how exceptional it was.

Early in 2016, when they set sail from Ushuaia aboard Ocean Endeavour en route to Antarctica, Katrina and her aunt made good on a promise they’d made to one another a decade and a half ago. Their 14-day Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition journey was the culmination of a lifetime of travel together that started when Katrina was just a girl.

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Iconic & Incredibly Memorable: Four Antarctic Moments

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In Part 1 of our interview with travelers John and Karen Morrison, they talked about making the decision to embark on an Antarctic adventure, and their preparations for the trip.

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Our Antarctic Journey: A Canadian Couple’s Trek to the 7th Continent

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Canadians have a bit of an advantage when preparing for an Antarctic journey, given that an active lifestyle during the typical Canadian winter requires much of the same gear you’ll want to bring to the 7th continent. Soft, breathable merino wool base layers and waterproof outers are a must, while fleece layers add comfort and warmth. Canadians are so prepared for this! So are their brethren from the northern United States, northern Europe and other cold-weather regions.

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Facing down Fear: One Woman’s Journey to Antarctica and why she Doubled Down

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Photographer Cynthia Phillip recently shared a personal account of her first trip to Antarctica with us. That initial expedition was such a rewarding and transformational experience, she booked a second, longer expedition to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

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All-Inclusive, All-Suites Antarctica

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 We’re constantly improving and adding travel options here at Quark Expeditions®. For travelers who are short on time but want a high-value Antarctic experience, we’ve added an exciting new addition to our fleet: the all-inclusive, all-suites Island Sky.

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Top 4 Reasons to Fly the Drake on Your Antarctic Cruise

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Carving time out of your life and routine for an Antarctic cruise used to be an undertaking. It would take weeks – even a month or more – to reach the 7th continent. Even then, you had quite the trip in store - one of the more “adventurous” aspects was sailing the Drake Passage.

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Take an Antarctic Zodiac Cruise in Immersive 360° Video

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Antarctic travel with Quark Expeditions is an experience unlike any other. From the time you board one of our expedition vessels and settle into your cabin, our experienced staff work to make your adventure as comfortable as it is memorable.

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Life On Board an Antarctic Expedition Ship in Immersive 360° VR

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It’s a common misconception about Antarctic travel -- that experiencing one of the world’s wildest and most remote destinations must mean you have to rough it along the way. When we look back at how difficult Antarctic exploration was just a few short decades ago, it’s hard to imagine making such a trek in comfort; even in style.

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Quark Expeditions chooses Canada Goose for Barneo Ice Camp

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Guest Blog by Danny Pastuck, Merchandise Ecommerce Manager

 With every new arctic expedition comes a new set of operational challenges. Quark Expeditions is no stranger to the North Pole, bringing guests to the geographic North Pole each summer by means of legendary icebreaker 50 Years of Victory. And so we know - what you wear on your North Pole trip is almost as important as how you get there.

 

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Antarctica Aboard Ocean Endeavour: Better Than Finding $500 Million

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Marine archaeologist KT Budde-Jones had always dreamed of taking an Antarctic expedition. In fact, she had been saving for one for 15 years. But as with many things in life, there just never seemed to be a good time to go.

 Then everything changed.

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