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.