The Ultimate Bucket List Destination
Like for many of my friends and colleagues in the travel business, Antarctica has long been the quintessential feather in the traveler’s hat that we all seek. I’ve been inspired by several people that I know who have made the journey and have read books on and studied documentaries on the great explorers like Shakelton who pioneered the exploration of the last continent. So it is with great pleasure that I get to announce that I’ll be travelling to the icy continent along with nine intrepid guests on a photo scouting expedition to Antarctica, South Georgia Island, and the South Shetland Islands in January of 2019.
The journey begins in style in Buenos Aires, Argentina where we will have the opportunity to explore this beautiful city before flying to the very bottom of the South American continent in Ushuaia for the embarkation to our ship that will transport us in style to all of our polar destinations. From there we will head to South Georgia Island for some of the most amazing displays of wildlife on Earth. There are over 300,000 King penguins on the island and I can just imagine the sight, sounds, and yes… the smell! Standing more than 3ft tall, king penguins are among the largest of the world’s 17 species of penguin. This is going to be (to use a word I rarely use;-)) AWESOME!
While that sounds like a lot of birds, get ready for a mind-blowing statistic. There are roughly 50 MILLION seabirds and several million seals on South Georgia. There are also a total of 3 million penguins (including the King penguins) that call the island home. This is exactly the reason why I made sure that our team gets to visit this unique destination on route to the Antarctic peninsula. I firmly believe that when we have the opportunity to do something above and beyond the normal experience on a tour, we do just that.
What are some of the other highlights I’m looking forward to? I’m glad you asked!
Antarctica Photo Tour Highlights
All the tour details can be found on the Discovery Photo Tours website.
After running a very successful Photo Safari in Tanzania last year, this Antarctic expedition is like the icing on the cake of destinations I’m able to now provide to all the wonderful photographers that travel with me all over this beautiful planet. Does this mean that I’m done with new locations, destinations, and countries to explore and share with you? Why of course not! Stay tuned… there’s more to come.
Since I reached out to my past tour group guests before going public with this announcement, I am only able to offer a very few spots on this expedition. Four spots remain available at this time. Please get in touch with me or contact Discovery Photo Tours for more details or if you have any questions.
Kate Elim says
You are offering four lucky folks the chance of a lifetime. I made a similar trip in 2006. Amazing memorable with absolutely endless photo opportunities. The huge number of stunning icebergs may have been my favorite site. Have fun and enjoy every second.
Ken Kaminesky says
I’m terribly excited to be doing this and grateful for the opportunity. Glad to hear that your experience was so good :-)
Sophia Williams says
This is going to be such an amazing tour…even with the smell! Lol. Glad to have tours like yours that offer memorable experiences.
I’ve heard that a travel to Antarctica is nice experience, maybe the best. It’s not about ego, it’s a true travel.
Ken Kaminesky says
I’ll let you know when I get back… ;-)
Lukas Petereit says
Seems like a great adventure. Antarctica is on top of my Travel List for the next years. What a beautiful place!