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SeaLegacy Photographers Paul Nicklen & Cristina Mittermeier Prepare for the North Pole Summit 2017

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This July, a limited number of polar-passionate travelers will be breaking ice, pushing barriers and leading change alongside the world’s top Arctic climate change experts. The inaugural Quark Expeditions North Pole Summit 2017, on board one of the world’s most powerful nuclear icebreakers, is a transformative 14-day journey from Murmansk, Russia, to 90°N at the top of the world. As a participant, you’ll learn firsthand about our most pressing environmental challenges and be inspired by the brightest thought leaders in polar conservation to take action.

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Photo Fun: How to Take Polar Jumping Selfies

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Imagine this: you are on the polar expedition of a lifetime. Forget about your location for a second. Instead, answer this: how will you capture these memories?

Go back in time 15 or 20 years and your best option was a digital or standard SLR camera. Today, thanks to advanced smartphone cameras, you have more options than ever before

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What Photography Gear Should You Bring to Antarctica?

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This popular guest post  by Dave Bouskill, photographer and half of the travel couple The Planet D was first published in 2013. 

Congratulations! You’ve bought your ticket to Antarctica! So you’ve made the leap, and now the hard part starts. What camera gear are you going to bring to capture these beautiful landscapes and wildlife?

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Tips for Amazing Galápagos Photography

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It’s a visual feast: Everywhere you look, shimmering beaches with sand in hues of white, black, red, gold, green and even purple seem to stretch endlessly into the sea. On some, thousands of sea lions bask in the equatorial sun; on others, green sea turtles lumber back and forth to and from the water. Black volcanic rock forms challenging inclines for dedicated hikers, while the crystalline turquoise waters beckon snorkelers to explore.

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Photography Tips from 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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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.

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Polar Wildlife Photography Tips from an Arctic Expert

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Nansen Weber has had access to the Arctic as his photography playground his entire life. Spending most summers in his youth exploring Baffin Island with his family and Inuit friends, he grew up with the spectacle of the Canadian Arctic as his muse.

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Low-Light Photography Tips for Epic Northern Lights & Starscape Pics in Polar Regions

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Imagine vast expanses of sky, free from air and light pollution, with even low magnitude stars are visible to the naked eye and a dizzying array of lights dance overhead. The polar regions are home to some of the most fantastic and original photography opportunities on the planet. However, conditions can make these areas among the most challenging for photographers, as well.

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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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Photographer Paul Nicklen chats with Quark Expeditions

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Feature photo by Göran Ehlmé, National Geographic Creative

Can you introduce yourself?

My name is Paul Nicklen and I’m a contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine. I’m also a polar specialist in communicating the issues of climate change in the Polar Regions.

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Quark Doctor Puts her Stamp on Nature Photography

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For British doctor, Dr. Samantha Crimmin, one of Quark's onboard doctors, work and play have dovetailed in the most remarkable of ways.

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