Antarctica…Camping on Danco Island

The trip of a lifetime…Antarctica….

There are so many moods to this wonderful place and so much for me to write and tell you about…

First things first…Did I really spend the night camped on the ice?

Yes. I did. How grateful and blessed I am.

We had a wonderful night. This video was made at around 10.15pm whilst still light..

It doesn’t really get dark, it just looks like someone has dimmed the lights for a couple of hours.

The bay was absolutely beautiful. So peaceful and still.

I saw a calving (a piece of ice breaking away from a glacier) and watched the waters in the bay ripple towards me, then suck back before the larger waves came.

A mini tsunami they call it. I call it mother nature going wild.

I woke up in the night to see an Orca Whale cutting his fin through the quiet waters of the bay and the penguin colony behind us continued its chatter all through the night…

In the morning a Leopard seal was laying on the snow near us heading towards the bay. He was HUGE, seriously and I just sat there in awe of this beautiful creature.

It really doesn’t get any better than this….

Enjoy the video.

Chris x

Photo of the Day…Winter in the Grand Canyon

It’s the first day of winter here in Australia…and I started thinking about places I’ve been that were seriously cold 🙂

The Grand Canyon is one of them. This photograph was taken from the South rim on a seriously cold winters day.

It was such a beautiful place – the scenery was absolutely stunning – snow in the foreground and the sun shining in the background on the far wall of the canyon.

I love this photograph. The clouds and sepia tone give it an almost ‘heavenly’ feel….what do you think?

Has anyone else visited the Grand Canyon in the winter?

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Photo of the day….The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon….what can I say? It is one of the most spectacular places I’ve ever seen. When we arrived, on this cold winters day,  the canyon was completely covered in cloud….We were just about to leave and miraculously the clouds cleared for about 30 minutes….

I took a lot of shots in that 30 minutes 🙂

Absolutely beautiful….