Travel Photography: Antarctica


A panoramic landscape photograph of five Gentoo penguins porpising across the water. There is ice and rocks in the background.

I had the pleasure of growing up in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Antarctica always seemed tantalisingly close, yet so incredibly far. Mawson's pioneering Antarctic exploratory voyage departed from Hobart in 1911. Now days, Australia's national Antarctic research expeditions also originate from Hobart.

In September 2015, I was extremely lucky to undertake a trip of a lifetime to Antarctica. An amazing, inspiring journey to the end of the earth. I flew from Sydney to Ushuaia in Argentina: our departure point for the Antarctic Peninsula. Not one to do things by halves, I chose to sail the tall ship Bark Europa south. Europa is a working tall ship crewed by 14 permanent crew, assisted by 48 voyage crew. Voyage crew help to sail the ship in 24 hour per day watches. It is the most profound feeling to be helming a tall ship in the pitch black, at 2 o'clock in the morning, across the Drake Passage.

Life-long friends were made, pristine landscapes were experienced, unique wildlife was met, fascinating history was learned and priceless adventures were had.

Here are some of my photographs documenting our adventure.

If you like my photos, you can see more by purchasing my book Antarctica here. The book makes a unique and artistic birthday present for the adventurer in your life. Christmas is also coming!

Photograph of a Leapod seal lying on a piece of ice looking at the camera in Antarctica. In the background is the tall ship Bark Eurpoa.
A photograph taken from the rigging of the tall ship Europa, looking down at the deck of the ship. There are chunks of ice floating in the sea.

A close up photograph of a rusted metal ring attached to timber pieces of an old water boat. There is grey volcanic sand in the background.

A black and white photograph of coiled rope on a ship's deck.

A photograph of vertical patterns in an iceberg. The colour varies from white to blue.

A photograph of two whale tails as they dive into the ocean There is an ice shelf and snow covered mountains in the background

A wide landscape photograph of a bay with the tall ship Bark Europa in the centre. There are many Gentoo penguins in the foreground.

A photograph of the tall ship Bark Europa sailing next to an enormous tabular iceberg

A detailed photograph of rusted rivets on a metal storage tank at Deception Island.

You too can sail a tall ship to Antarctica! Bark Europa sails south every year. You can learn more on their website.

If you like my photos, you can see more by purchasing my book Antarctica here. The book makes a unique and artistic birthday present for the adventurer in your life.

Lots of love, Sarah

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