Paradise Harbour, Antarctica

In Antarctica, Travel by David18 Comments

I’m on a boat, ice-breaking through the Lemaire Channel in Antarctica, the snow is blowing in huge flakes on high winds. Spent this afternoon on a zodiac, again, chasing light and ice. Amazing place. Came back to the boat and had a martini (possibly two) iced with the clearest ice – straight from the antarctic ocean – I’ve ever seen. And now it’s almost 9pm and we’re in a sea of ice. I’ve never been in such an infinite, serene, wild place. Anyways, here’s one more postcard, click it to see it larger. Hope y’all are well. I’ll reply to comments and Twitter etc., again, when I’m back in a world that doesn’t charge $1.50/mb.


  1. I can’t begin to imagine the actual breataking beauty of seeing this up close and personal.
    This is a glorious photograph.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Take care,

  2. Amazing, David! I was already blown away by the glacier ice drifting to the sea in Jokularson in Iceland. I can only begin to imagine how breathtakingly beautiful it must be to be amidst the floating ice in vast, silent, remote Antarctica.

  3. Hi David, Wow looks fantastic down there. What an awesome image, and a great adventure! Can’t wait to see all the rest of your images when you get back. Have fun, and stay safe!

  4. Lovely photograph. Enjoy the trip; it’s a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

    Then again: aren’t they all?


  5. For a person that really doesn’t like the cold you are inspiring me to think about doing a trip like this. This image is incredible. I’ve never seen water look that blue. What a beautiful place.

  6. So glad to see you out and doing this kind of work!

    I know it’s a gear question, but when you get back, could you drop a paragraph in on using your camera gear in that kind of cold?

  7. Water is incredible, whether frozen or running. Look at that blue?! And how many colors from one substance? Great photograph, sounds like an amazing but cold adventure!

  8. Lovely image, love the depth in this one. I’m planning on being in Antarctica in the next couple of years – these keep the inspiration going.

  9. Incredible – glad you are adding such an awesome experience to your list of ‘done’.

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