antarctica

Photographing Antarctica: Penguins, Seals, and a Total Solar Eclipse

Antarctica is a bucket list destination for countless landscape and wildlife photographers, and for good reason. Dramatic, jagged mountain peaks rise high over colonies consisting of millions of penguins living on the frozen earth below. While photographing Antarctica is a rare experience in itself, photographing a total solar eclipse in Antarctica is akin to winning the lottery.

Penguin Escapes Seal by Taking a Boat Ride with Photographers

A group of photographers shooting from an inflatable boat in the Antarctic recently got closer to their subjects than they had expected to when a terrified penguin jumped into their boat to escape a hungry leopard seal.

The Cuteness of Antarctic Penguins

I spent some time in Antarctica earlier this year and next to photographing landscapes, I couldn't help but document the cute penguins. I quickly got addicted to photographing them as they're just so nice to watch -- the funny movements they make, the cute interactions they make with their little chicks, and even their funny way of walking.

Using an iPhone to Document Climate Change in Antarctica

Portrait and documentary photographer Manfredi Gioacchini recently embarked on an expedition to cover as much of Antarctica as possible, documenting its beauty and raising awareness about the impacts of climate change on the White Continent. And he's doing much of it with an iPhone.

Taking a Photo Trip to Antarctica

When I found out I had the opportunity to travel to Antarctica, I couldn't quite believe it. I should really start this story by thanking my mother: she's had the travel bug her entire life, and eventually created a career for herself selling her experiences and knowledge. The same bug has allowed me to see the world from a very young age, and I learned quite quickly how much of an impact travel can have on your perspective on life, among other things.

How to Use Your Camera In the Coldest Places on Earth

When you take your camera to some of the coldest places on Earth, you'll face a unique set of challenges that most photographers never have to worry about. Here's an interesting 9-minute video in which filmmaker and photographer Anthony Powell shares some of his top tips for shooting in the extreme cold.

Shooting with the iPhone in Antarctica

Antarctica is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on the planet, but despite its hostility and isolation, it is home to some of the most incredible wildlife seen anywhere on Earth, making it a paradise for nature photographers like myself.

These Photos Show the Sun Bouncing During 24-Hour Sunlight in Antarctica

If you ever visit Antarctica in the summer, you'll find yourself in a place where there's 24 hours of sunlight in a day. Instead of setting in the horizon and ushering in the night, the Sun "bounces" on the horizon and rises up again -- it's a bounce that can be captured in a series of photos captured through a day.

Shooting Above-and-Below Photos of Icebergs with a Custom Camera Rig

Photographer Steve Mandel just returned from Antarctica, where he made photos of icebergs using an underwater camera, a surface camera, and a drone.

For his underwater shots, Mandel shot each photo so that it's a split view in a single frame: half of it shows the iceberg above water, and half shows what's below.

A Time-Lapse of 24 Hours of Sunlight in Antarctica

In the summer time at Scott Base in Antarctica, there are 4 months in which the Sun never sets. From the latter part of October through the latter part of February, the Sun stays above the horizon line, giving each day 24 hours of sunlight.

New Zealand filmmaker Anthony Powell, the man behind the award-winning film Antarctica: A Year on Ice, created this 2-minute time-lapse video by pointing a camera at the Sun and tracking it over a full day of daylight.

Gorgeous Aerial Drone Footage of Antarctica

Kalle Ljung of Stockholm, Sweden, recently spent 16 days touring the Antarctic with his 73-year-old father. He brought along a DJI Phantom 2 drone with a GoPro HERO3+ Black camera to document the trip from above. The footage he captured is gorgeous and can be experienced in the 8-minute short film above, titled "Antarctica."

Photographer Captures Rare Pictures of an Upside-Down Iceberg

When you think of icebergs, you probably think of those large white objects you see in movies and pictures. In rare situations, they can also be seen in a different form. When the iceberg gets flipped upside-down, it looks like a giant shiny piece of ice that's the color of the surrounding water.