To niewiarygodne, że pływają po tych lodowcowych wodach wśród potężnych pęknięć lodowców, które kruszą się i wpadają do oceanu.
Niewiarygodne widoki na wyspie Devon | Zdjęcie 📸@hannes_becker
It is unbelievable to be floating on these icy waters amidst the powerful cracking of glaciers as they crumble and crash into the ocean.
Incredible views at Devon Island | Photo by 📸@hannes_becker
And we’re off to make friends with penguins in South Georgia for two weeks with @oneoceanexp! No internet in the subantarctic, so we’ll see you when we’re back after the digital detox. Keep being awesome guys, you all rock! 🤙😀
P.s. How we got this shot? No, we didn’t wander up to a wild penguin and wave a selfie stick in its face. We were keeping a strict 10-feet distance from all animals, as per our guide’s instruction who we were with. But when they approach you, well that’s a different story. This guy started wandering over to us, so we put our GoPro on time lapse mode, laid it on the ground, and waited to see what the penguin did. It walked right up to us, sniffed around then checked out the camera before turning around and walking off. Time lapse mode caught this shot, while we were in a bit of disbelief. Don’t harass wild animals, that’s not cool.
Happy Antarctica Day everyone!
The Antarctic Treaty was signed 28 years ago today. The Treaty has ensured that Antarctica remains a natural reserve, devoted to peace and science.
About the image: Adelie penguin on sea ice, somewhere off the Antarctic Peninsula.
Top 10 of 2017! Image #1. "Defeated". It's become a bit of a tradition: this time of year I like to review photographic highlights on my year, and also want to celebrate the work of others. So please allow me to share 10 favourite images from the past 12 months, as well as 10 photographers who inspired me in 2017.
I was fortunate to join One Ocean Expeditions for 6 weeks in Antarctica early this year, and as you can imagine I took a LOT of photographs. This is definitely not among the flashy ones, and it's not even one of the popular ones either. But I think part of growing as a photographer means having the confidence to put out there what got you going creatively, what pushed you, as opposed to sharing images you know will be an online hit.
This scene was special to me the second I set eyes on it. Our ship, the Vavilov, had reached its southernmost point and as sea ice stretched along the horizon we were forced to turn around. Before we did, the captain rested the ship against the edge of the ice for a few minutes. This lone penguin stood out among the ice-filled scene and the minimalism of the scene was too good to pass up. I ran over to my berth to retrieve the long lens and camera and proceeded to take over 200 shots of these two simple elements: the penguin and the ice edge. This was my favourite one of the lot. When I originally posted this someone commented that it looked like the penguin was falling off a black cliff. I've seen it now and I can't unsee it! :-) It's become one of those illusionary images!
For more Antarctica work: https://zizka.ca/2017/04/13/journey-to-the-white-continent/
Eric Guth does wonderful work down in Antarctica. Look him up on Instagram! And while you're at it, check out what he does with Jenny at Meet the North. Very inspiring.
I invite you to take part in this #Top10of17 too and celebrate your own creative efforts as well as others'. Simply share an image you're proud of and give a shout out to someone who inspired who this past year! Wishing you all a creative year 2018!