Antarctic Peninsula / Whales and Landscapes
Feb 16th-March 5th, 2019
Join Chas on a joint venture with Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris.
Sail the Antarctic Peninsula with scientists to watch whales in nutrient-rich waters amid unbelievable glacier-covered mountain scenery. Since the first explorers discovered this unknown continent, they’ve shared stories of incredible vistas and abundant mammals. This exciting expedition will combine years of experience on the Antarctic Peninsula with a scientific focus on marine mammals, in partnership with the American Cetacean Society (ACS).
We designed this itinerary to maximize our opportunities to study and watch the whales that inhabit this vibrant and nutrient filled area of the South Shetland Islands and western Antarctic Peninsula. Happily, here we find some of the best whale feeding grounds in the midst of Antarctica’s most stunning landscapes, taking full advantage of the season’s golden light. Landscape photography, time with Humpbacks, Antarctic Minke Whales, and Orcas, and visits to penguin and seal colonies will surpass your wildest expectations. Our priority on this special expedition is to give you the maximum field time during a unique period on the Peninsula and to share our passion and experience in the Antarctic with a special scientific component along with opportunities to engage in citizen science. Come and experience the Antarctic Peninsula with us!
• Fly over the Drake Passage, with stunning views from above, saving two days of ship travel.
• Get up-close and personal with Humpback Whales as they “spy-hop” out of the water to get a better glimpse of you!
• Ten or more shore landings near penguin colonies during 10 to 11 action-packed days.
• Humpbacks, Minkes, Orcas, and other marine mammals frequent our carefully picked route extending beyond the Antarctic Circle.
• Be a part of the scientific research the marine scientists are conducting throughout the voyage via citizen science opportunities.
• Experience beautiful sunrises and sunsets backlighting stunning landscapes.
• With fewer than 100 participants, everyone can be on shore or Zodiac cruising together rather than taking shifts.
• Our 16 leaders are marine scientists, polar specialists, photographers, and naturalists that will provide lectures, workshops, and guided excursions.
Booking is made directly through Cheesemans'. http://www.cheesemans.com/trips/antarctic-peninsula-feb2019.
Please mention Shoot the Light and let us know when you book with deposit.
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