For many landscape and nature photographers, Antarctica is a dream location to visit and photograph. What's not to appreciate about it? It has incredible wildlife that has no fear of humans, making them quite easy to photograph. It has towering landscapes that are untouched by man. It has massive icebergs that float in the sea ice in dramatic and contrasting color and light.
I was incredibly lucky to join the Muench Workshops team as an instructor to Antarctica back at the start of December and even luckier to be able to sit down and record a podcast while on board the Sea Spirit with the Poseidon Expedition Team, a delightful group of experts in their own areas of expertise, including biology, logistics, and photography. I was joined by John "Flipper" Suta, our Zodiac driver and logistics expert, Piet van den Bemd, the Expedition photographer, and Tomas Marina, a biologist and researcher on climate change. It was an amazing experience to witness and photograph towering mountains, exuberant Penguins, Humpback Whales, Orcas, Seals, and incredible light while teaching photography, something I'm deeply passionate about.
On this week's episode, we discuss:
- What makes Antarctica one of the most special locations on Earth for landscape photography.
- What a trip to Antarctica is really like.
- What one can expect from a trip to Antarctica.
- How studying and learning about different sciences can help your photography in Antarctica.
- The impacts of climate change on Antarctica.
- The impacts of tourism on climate change and protection of the Antarctic continent.
- And a lot more!
Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:
- Support the podcast on Patreon.
- Join me over on Nature Photographer's Network and use the code "FSTOP10" for a 10% discount!
- Join the Muench Workshops Team for a trip to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica.
- Join the Muench Workshops Team for a trip to Antarctica on board the Sea Spirit.
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