Antartica photography Workshop January 16-Feb 1st 2019

Antartica Photography Workshop

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Join Landscape Expert Thomas Heaton and Wildlife Photographer Kevin Dooley in Antartica.

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Thomas Heaton

I have a passion for photography, travel and the great outdoors. We can work together and inspire the world.

I got serious about photography when I was 16. It all started with film, then digital and now I’m with film again… actually, we have an open relationship. I love being outside and I love the never ending challenge of trying to portray ‘that feeling’, you know, the warm evenings at twilight, the sense of isolation when you have a mountain to yourself, the sound of waves lapping the shore of an empty beach. My images are all about the outdoors and telling a story. To help tell this story I have created a Youtube channel, which has over 100,000 followers and 4million+ views; It seems I share my values with a lot of other people.

Thomas will be teaching his talent in Landscape photography.

Kevin Dooley will be teaching wildlife photography.

Your Hosts

Kevin and Tricia Dooley have been leading safaris for many years. Tricia Dooley was born in South Africa, speaks several languages, and is an expert on the local knowledge and flavor. Kevin Dooley is a professional wildlife Photographer as well as a wedding and portrait photographer. Kevin is also a tested and certified wildlife guide through the field guides association of Southern Africa.

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Join Thomas Heaton along with Kevin and Tricia Dooley as we set sail with A&K’s award-winning Expedition Team on all-balcony ‘Le Lyrial,’ embarking on a panoramic voyage that includes wildlife-rich South Georgia, the unspoiled Falklands and the wild shores of Antarctica.

  • Cruise for 15 nights aboard the new luxury all-balcony expedition ship ‘Le Lyrial’ on an exclusive A&K charter
  • Gain a deep understanding of the region with enriching lectures by award-winning experts, including scientists, historians and those awarded the coveted Polar Medal
  • Learn about the fascinating life of one of Antarctica’s greatest explorers, Ernest Shackleton, when you visit his gravesite in Grytviken
  • Visit an active research station and observe preservation efforts to protect Antarctica’s one-of-a-kind habitat
  • Set off for exciting shore excursions in swift Zodiacs (sturdy inflatable boats), where closer views of the land and wildlife reveal the remarkable biodiversity of the Southern Ocean
  • Experience the benefits of all-inclusive cruising with onboard gratuities, unlimited house drinks and all port charges included on ‘Le Lyrial’
  • Stay at the luxurious Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt on beautiful Alvear Avenue in Buenos Aires
  • Enjoy convenient A&K charter flights to and from Ushuaia
  •  A dedicated Photography Expedition , led by A&K’s professional photography coaches, and designed for all levels of skill and equipment preferences.
  • Travel with and learn from Thomas Heaton A world renown landscape photographer and instructor.
  • Learn with award winning wildlife photographer and tour leader Kevin Dooley.

 

Antarctica Workshop

Antarctica Workshop

Antarctica Photography tour

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Itinerary at a Glance

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland IslandsAntarctic Photography Workshop

Day 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 2: Ushuaia | At the Edge of the World

Day 3: At Sea | Riches of the Southern Ocean

Day 4: Port Stanley, Falkland Islands | Remote Archipelago

Days 5-6: Cruising the South Atlantic | Abundant Wildlife

Days 7-9: South Georgia | Footsteps of Ernest Shackleton

Days 10-11: Cruising the Scotia Sea | Antarctic Anticipation

Days 12-14: Antarctica | The White Continent

Days 15-16: Cruising the Drake Passage | Epic Passage

Day 17: Depart Ushuaia

Antartica Photography Workshop

 

Itinerary

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Day 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Argentina’s capital city, where immediate check-in has been arranged. With its wide boulevards and classical buildings, romantic Buenos Aires boasts an energy all its own. Relax before this afternoon’s tour of the city’s highlights, including the Plaza de Mayo, the stately Casa Rosada, the Cabildo and the Metropolitan Cathedral. You may drive past the colorful La Boca District or San Telmo, the birthplace of tango. Get to know your fellow guests this evening at a welcome cocktail party.

Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires   |   Meals: B

Day 2: Ushuaia | At the Edge of the World

Fly to the port city of Ushuaia, located at the southern tip of South America. On arrival, enjoy lunch at the Arakur resort and, time and weather permitting, take a guided trek in the Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve or simply relax with a cappuccino and enjoy the views of Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel. Later, board ‘Le Lyrial’ and settle into your cabin, where you can take in views right from your own private balcony. Walk the decks and explore the common spaces as you familiarize yourself with the luxury cruiser, your home for the next 15 nights at sea. You may even want to toast to your journey in the bar with your fellow guests.

‘Le Lyrial’   |   Meals: B L D

Day 3: At Sea | Riches of the Southern Ocean

As you sail east toward the Falkland Islands, your Expedition Team begins their informal series of enlightening daily discussions on the flora and fauna, geology and history of the region. These expert lectures span diverse topics, such as seabirds and penguins of the Southern Ocean, the formation of sea ice over thousands of years, and personal accounts of living and working in Antarctica. While a professional photography enrichment coach is on hand to assist with questions, enthusiasts will especially enjoy A&K’s dedicated Photography Expedition departing January 16. The cool waters in these parts are rich in krill, making them a favorite with local wildlife searching for food. Alongside your naturalist guides, spot various species of whales and seabirds from ‘Le Lyrial’s’ deck.

‘Le Lyrial’   |   Meals: B L D

Day 4: Port Stanley, Falkland Islands | Remote Archipelago

Today, ‘Le Lyrial’ arrives at the remote Falkland Islands. Disembark to visit Port Stanley, the tiny, quaint capital with its small shops, brightly painted houses and friendly locals. Choose from one of several sightseeing excursions of Stanley, including a city highlights tour, a nature trek or an excursion by 4×4 vehicles to visit a gentoo penguin colony. History buffs may prefer a tour that visits some of the Falkland battlefields as well as the memorials to those who lost their lives in the conflict between Britain and Argentina in 1982.

‘Le Lyrial’   |   Meals: B L D

Days 5-6: Cruising the South Atlantic | Abundant Wildlife

As you approach South Georgia, deck-side sightings of whales and other wildlife become more frequent. Time spent cruising is once again filled with informative lectures and casual talks with your guides. Scan the seas to spot marine mammals and seabirds, as the ship cruises the nutrient-rich waters past the islands of Shag Rocks.

‘Le Lyrial’   |   Meals: B L D

Days 7-9: South Georgia | Footsteps of Ernest Shackleton

South Georgia is a nearly submerged continuation of the Andes mountain range, and your days here are spent exploring its glacier-carved coves and rugged shores. Visit Salisbury Plain, St. Andrews Bay or Gold Harbour, all home to vast colonies of king penguins as well as fur and Southern elephant seals. You also have the opportunity to retrace part of the route taken by Ernest Shackleton during his historic crossing of South Georgia in 1916. Weather permitting, you may visit his gravesite in Grytviken alongside your onboard historian, an expert on the great explorer’s life.

‘Le Lyrial’   |   Meals: B L D

Days 10-11: Cruising the Scotia Sea | Antarctic Anticipation

During your time cruising the Scotia Sea — rich with marine mammals and fish — your expert lecturers recap your adventures in South Georgia. They also share more enriching lectures, revealing more of what is to come on the Seventh Continent, from the terrain to the hardy wildlife that inhabits this dramatic environment.

‘Le Lyrial’   |   Meals: B L D

Days 12-14: Antarctica | The White Continent

The ship’s itinerary calls for landings on the Antarctic Peninsula and a number of South Shetland Islands, which may include Half Moon, Penguin and Deception. Other possible island visits may include Cuverville, Paulet and Goudier. There are also plans to sail through Paradise Bay and the Lemaire Channel, the latter often referred to as “Kodak Alley” for its breathtaking, picture-perfect beauty. Additional opportunities for exploration include a stop at a scientific research station. While on board ‘Le Lyrial,’ look for whales and birdlife from the deck or your own private balcony.

‘Le Lyrial’   |   Meals: B L D

Days 15-16: Cruising the Drake Passage | Epic Passage

Bid farewell to Antarctica as you cruise back to Ushuaia through the Drake Passage, where you find more opportunities to observe marine and birdlife. Reflect on your incredible journey with fellow guests and new friends.

‘Le Lyrial’   |   Meals: B L D

Day 17: Depart Ushuaia

‘Le Lyrial’ docks at Ushuaia this morning. Enjoy breakfast, and then say goodbye to your Expedition Team and ship’s crew before disembarking. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires, where you connect to your international flight home.

Meals: B

 

Antarctic Photography Workshop     Wildlife photography   Antartica

 

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