I've already posted some pictures in differend posts. I'll try to collect them in one now. Maybe ones, who dream to visit Antarctica will benefit from these pictures. Quality of the pictures is not a good one, but... I'll start
Many pictures have their own story. Here's the story of this picture. I got up to the Captain's bridge and saw this small but beautiful iceberg with penguins. I did not have my camera with me. Then they slow the ship down that I had time to toke my camera and photograph the iceberg.
Thank you, American Nomad. It is not as BRRRR as it seems to be.
Actually the temperature was around 30 Fahrenheit almost all the time.
When I wanted to go to Antarctica for the first time, my friend told me: "Only elderly, wealthy people are going there." I responded: " I'm not sure I'll live long enough to be elderly, and for sure I know I will never be wealthy. So, I'd better go now."
At the next picture you can see a helicopter. We were offered a helicopter tour to see how the icebreaker works ice.
It was an unusual year in Antarctica. Middle of January, and still so much sea ice that we were able to find whatever was left from the Emperor penguins colony. Some of you probably watched March of the Penguins. It is very hard to see Emperor penguins because they nest so far South that most ships cannot reach there. By the end of December Emperor penguins are usually gone because the ice under their nesting ground has melted. And here we were in the middle of January and sea ice was still strong enough for us to walk over to see some babies penguins. At this picture you could see tourists, who just saw their first Emperor chick.
Emperor penguins. A parent and a chick.
See that iceberg at background? While we were at the ice watching penguins it drifted behind our ship. It was hard to back out to the open water, but it is already a different story.