The experience of being in Antarctica cannot be adequately conveyed in photographs and words. The continent is a truly awesome part of our planet, with an environment so different and extreme that my visit was as close to being on another planet as I’ll ever experience. From the deck of our big comfortable boat, we saw this sailing ship, with some more adventurous tourists aboard. The monochromatic scenery was breathtakingly beautiful! And everywhere there was wild life to gawk at.
We woke up a napping elephant seal pup.
We had to bundle up, but the temperatures were mild for the end of the world–in the 30’s F.
Being the height of summer, the sun was out most of the day and night.
The elephant seals sang (or grunted), “There were 9 in the bed and the little one said, roll over, roll over.”
Throughout the frozen landscape, there were signs of growth, like these lichens and moss.
The adorable penguins won our hearts.
And an occasional seal on an ice flow noticed our presence. Antarctica was worth the trip! My husband, Rob Goldsborough took many of the photographs I’ve shown from this trip. See more of his great pictures of Antarctica on Flickr.
Thank you so much Salley and say thank you to your husband for the wonderful photography. I’m glad you and Polly had a great trip. have a good one.
Absolutely gorgious and amazing. Those other pics of Rob’s on twittr too! Thanks you!!!
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Beautiful photos! If it’s not revealing any state secrets, would you mind telling us what kind of camera and lens your husband used to get those shots? My husband is looking at a Nikon perspective control lens and I love how sharp your photos are. Thanks again for sharing your trip!
Have loved seeing your photos of way down under, the earth that is. How nice of you to have taken the time to post such a wonderful selection.
I am so grateful that you shared your amazing journey with us. I have always been enthralled with penguins since reading “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” as a young girl and would have loved to experience them in their own habitat. And having Polly along to share the trip has made it even more fun for us too. You are all very blessed indeed! Happy New Year from the cold and snowy NE to summertime at the South Pole. Wow! Just amazing to be able to say you have actually been there! Safe journey home, until we “talk again” sometime!
Looks like a wonderful trip – thank you for sharing the photos!
any inspiration for an art piece?!?! I personally would love to see little woolen penguins!!!!!!