• San Pedro and Bolivian Salt Flats - If you ever get the chance to visit here, DO!  Having taken a 23 hour bus from Santiago to San Pedro, I arrived as the sunset over the Atacama desert. Even with the lights of San Pedro, the sky was filled with stars.  San Pedro isn’t the cheapest place to stay because it is located in the […]
  • And The Rest….. - Something that surprised me about my recent visit to the Antarctic Peninsula was that the ice was equally as impressive as the Killer Whales, Leopard Seals and the Humpbacks. Nothing can prepare you for the different shades of blue captured within these floating structures and the size of the slabs is simply staggering!  Fortunately conditions […]
  • Killer Whales - Next to tick off the bucket list, the world’s top ocean predator – the killer whales. Having never seen these before, I travelled to Antarctica with very high expectations, knowing estimates of these animals in Antarctic waters to be somewhere in the region of 70-80,000. On just our second day in Antarctic waters, we kept […]
  • Humpback Whales -   Another blog from my latest amazing trip to Antarctica, focussing on Humpback whales this time. You’ll be glad to know that there is less blood than in the previous post. Having lived for a year on South Georgia, immersed in the depressing history of Antarctic whaling and the impact of humans on Baleen whales, […]
  • Leopard Seal Vs Gentoo Penguin - CAUTION: “Nature red in tooth and claw” warning. This post contains graphic pictures which some readers may find disturbing. My recent trip to Antarctica had many incredible highlights. I was lucky enough to see a ridiculous amount of wildlife with many memorable encounters. Leopard seals are number two in the Antarctic food chain, second only to […]