Animals and Ice

In the footsteps of the great Antarctic explorers, and accompanied by many albatrosses, we headed south across the Southern Ocean, first to the island of South Georgia and then onward to Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula. It had been claimed that you go to South Georgia for the animals but the ice brings you back to Antarctica. A Lindblad and National Geographic Expeditions cruise in November 2014 allowed that claim to be tested. Would South Georgia be all about the animals while ice covered landscapes dominated in Antarctica?

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Antarctica — South Georgia and the Falkland Islands

Cruise to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and onto Antarctica on a National Geographic/Lindblad Expeditions cruise. In the West Falklands visit a colony shared by Rockhopper Penguins, Blue-eyed Shags and Black-browed Albatrosses before continuing to Stanley and hiking to the final battlefield of the Falklands War. In South Georgia visit with the King Penguins at Salisbury Plain, St. Andrews Bay and Gold Harbour while also paying respects to “The Boss”, Sir Ernest Shackleton, at his grave in Grytviken. Continue to the Antarctic Peninsula and step on the continent to visit with Adélie and Gentoo Penguins at Brown Bluff before experiencing the real Antarctica at Port Lockroy.

The Arctic — Svalbard, Grímsey and Western Greenland

Travel with Mark through the High Arctic cruising around Svalbard on a National Geographic/Lindblad Expeditions cruise, encountering the wildlife as well as appreciating its natural beauty, before heading to Western Greenland and the UNESCO World Heritage listed Ilulissat Icefjord.


Bhutan — Land of the Thunder Dragon

Join Mark and a small group of photographers on a National Geographic photographer led expedition through the Land of the Thunder Dragon - Bhutan.

The expedition travelled through western Bhutan, visiting the Phobjika Valley and experiencing the Punakha Tshechu (festival).


Myanmar — A photographic expedition

Join Mark and a small group of photographers on a National Geographic photographer led expedition through the beauty of Myanmar.

The expedition travelled to Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and the magnificent Inle Lake.