Antarctica – One Last Postcard

In Antarctica, Travel by David32 Comments


One last postcard from Antarctica. We’re on the Drake Passage now, and heading back to Ushuaia before I start the long journey home. What a trip this has been. Daily trips in the zodiacs, time spent on land with fearless penguins and seals, and more time to make photographs than I’ve had in a long time. I’ve got a selection of about 100 final images, from which I want to pull a body of work, perhaps 30 final photographs. Sadly, I’m saving most of those for another project, so it’ll be a while before you see them, but I hope it’ll be worth the wait when you do. I also plan to put together a small Blurb book of the trip. This is the first time in ages I’ve worked on output of a personal nature, instead of putting it out there immediately for consumption.

We saw a small pod of Orca, the Antarctic Killer Whale. Amazing that I lived in Vancouver for 15 years and had to come to the Antarctic to see my first Orca. No photographs to speak of, just the magic of seeing them out there in the mist.

Thanks so much for joining me on this journey, it’s been an incredible adventure, one I hope to repeat every year. I can’t imagine never coming back to this beauty. When I get home I go in for what I hope it the last surgery, and the last you’ll hear about my feet. Then I’m off to San Diego and the Napa Valley to spend my 40th birthday and Christmas. I’ll post something again when I’m home in a few days.


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    Hi Jenny. At some point I would love to speak to your group, and I will be back to SD, but this time it’s personal and nothing in the world could convince me to spend time away from the one I’m coming to spend my holiday with. 🙂 Nice try, though. 🙂

  2. San Diego! I live in San Diego. Any chance you can be convinced to speak to a SmugMug group? I heard our January speaker flaked out on us.

  3. A horizontal version of this image would look just as good as the vertical. That rarely happens. Sounds like you had a great trip!

  4. your photos from this trip may be my favourite of all of your work that I’ve ever seen. There is something so peaceful yet stark but quiet about them. Blue is a colour that fascinates me (my friends have even named a particular shade of it after me). I could have these Antarctica images on my wall and get lost in them all day – they speak to me in a way that I can’t explain. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thanks again for the incredible photography, really inspiring stuff man. I’m happy you got to experience such a beautiful place. Safe travels and good luck with surgery and all!

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  7. Thanks for the great start to my day. Ive got plenty on and now with a spring in my step I off. Ohh I rolled through 40 last year and this year has been the best photographically. Looking forward to the next one 🙂

  8. Thanks for sharing your awesome trip with us, David! Good luck with your upcoming surgery. Take care.

  9. I am envious of the extraordinary shades of blue you have seen during this trip. Really amazing. Thank you for sharing some of that beauty. God speed and safe travels on your return trip.

  10. Hey David, I’ve enjoyed your Antarctica photos. Be sure to check out Balboa Park while in San Diego. It’s very cool. I hope the surgery goes well. Have a great holiday.

  11. Great shots…I shot in Glacier Bay so I can imagine the beauty seeing it live. My Birthday is12/12–When is yours and Happy Birthday.
    Gary H

  12. David! I love following your journey! I also am on a journey of my own through south east asia and I have two of your books with me (weighing down my backpack haha but totally worth it!)

    Life is an adventure!

  13. Thanks you for bringing us along on your excellent adventure David and for sharing these incredible images. It’s so good to see that that wall in Pisa is fading further and further into your past.

  14. You’ve sent us a most beautiful collection of images. Very generous of you to spend valuable time thinking of us, and sharing the beauty. It will be worth the wait to see the collection you’re planning. Thank you and safe travels, Sarah

  15. Safe travels home! Funny I will be in San Diego first week of January. I have two years till I turn 40 hope to maybe do something extra special before it too.


  16. It has been a great pleasure to follow your journey. Your excitement and joie de vivre were very palpable and fun to see. Very happy to see you back in the groove, my friend.

  17. Thank you for letting us join you in this incredible journey and sharing your images and adventure.
    How can you go for so long without doing “people” photography?
    Best wishes on your journey home.

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