LuminOdyssey 2016 Photography Tour to Antarctica

The cool blue of an overcast sky, ice and water make for a particularly melancholy mood of ice and snow on Paradise Harbour, Antarctica.

A few years back I co-ran a photography tour to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and Antarctica with a friend and former colleague, David Burren. David is co-running another tour to Antarctica during the summer. You can find out about it here.

The Importance of Wild Places

Antarctica is a special place. It’s a wild and hauntingly beautiful landscape which we need to protect and preserve. I’m yet to visit an area where the statement "leave only footprints" was more apt.

David Burren in the ruins of a building at Port Foster on Deception Island in the South Shetland Island Group, Antarctica.

The above photo features David Burren exploring a ruined building at Port Foster on the shores of Whalers Bay on Deception Island, Antarctica.

Our visit to Port Foster coincided with a snow storm and very strong winds. Nevertheless it was a wonderful experience and fun to explore and photograph.

South Georgia Island is a wondrous location for the wildlife photographer. Weddell seals, elephant seals and penguins share the landscape with large colonies of birds.

Photography tour participants admiring a large colony of king penguins on South Georgia Island.

Here’s a good memory of several of our photography tour participants observing and photographing a large colony of King penguins on South Georgia Island. While David's current tour doesn't include South Georgia Island I just wanted to illustrate the special moments available to tour participants.

A weddell seal at rest on a slab of ice in Paradise Harbour, Antarctica.

Paradise Harbour is a magnificent location for a zodiac cruise. Seals, penguins and outstanding landscape opportunities await the enthusiastic photographer.

It’s a big decision to undertake a tour to Antarctica. Particularly, as for most who do, it will be their only visit to this massive, wild and beautiful continent. Choose carefully! In this case, as I know and have worked with David, I’m confident he’ll do his best to look after you and provide you with information to help you make the most of so many amazing photo opportunities.

Glenn Guy, Travel Photography Guru