- Your Last Chance: The 2016 OCT/NOV Cheesemans’ South Georgia/Falklands Expedition
- The Blog is the South Georgia Bomb!
- Your Help Needed and Appreciated/Affiliate Stuff
All images on the card were created on the 2015 Cheesemans’ South Georgia Expedition. From top left clockwise to center: King Penguin resting on Snow, Fortuna Bay; Macaroni Penguin in snow, Cooper Island; Grey-headed Albatross, Elsehul; King Penguin neck abstract, Godthul; Northern Giant Petrel, Undine Harbor; adult Wandering Albatross, Prion Island; Elephant Seal, Undine Harbor; South Georgia Pipit fledgling/thanks Joe Kaplan! Fortuna Bay; high key King Penguins in snow, Fortuna Bay.
Card design and all images copyright 2015: Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
The Cheesemans’ 2016 OCT/NOV South Georgia/Falklands Expedition
The Blog is the South Georgia Bomb!
Even if you are not able to make the OCT/NOV 2016 trip you will enjoy checking out these South Georgia-related blog posts for their educational content:
Check out the Wandering Albatross images in He’s Back! Six Great New Images From the Magical Fairy Tale Ending.
See the snow-covered penguin image in Capturing the Essence: It’s a Tough Life…
This one says it all: Hard to Believe: An End to the Best…And Hard to Believe Beauty…
I had fun in the snow on this one: Fortunate in the Snow at Fortuna Bay, South Georgia With Another But Far Less Serious Accident…
See the baby South Georgia Pipit here.
King Penguin as Icebreaker.
Learn about my Macaroni redemption in How Often Do We Get a Second Chance?
If you’ve got the guts, check out Life and Death on South Georgia… Warning: Bloody, Gruesome & Gory.
I enjoy photographing in the snow. If you do too, you will enjoy Lots of Bloody Penguins in a Snowstorm! And Three Great Snowstorm Photo Tips.
Do you like King Penguins? Let us now what you think of the image design here.
Like dramatic landscapes? Then Have a Great 2016!
How would you hold a log? Learn about the right way to hand hold an intermediate telephoto lens here.
If you are not subscribed to the blog and reading it daily you are not fulfilling your photographic potential…
If reading the blog post here put a thought in your mind about joining the BIRDS AS ART group on the Cheesemans’ 2016 OCT/NOV South Georgia/Falklands Expedition, please shoot me an email with any questions or if you wish to receive additional inspiration. This will surely be my last ship-based trip to the South Georgia as well.
This trip went from lots of room to almost sold out in an instant. Right now several of the cabin choices are no longer available. Please shoot me an email if you would like to join me or if you have any questions.
All of the images on this card were created in the Falklands on the 2014 Cheesemans’ Southern Oceans Expedition. From top left clockwise to center: Black-browed Albatross tending chick, Steeple Jason Island; Black-browed Albatross courting pair, New Island; the Black-browed Albatross colony at Steeple Jason Island; Black-browed Albatross landing, New Island; King Cormorant head portrait, New Island; hull detail/derelict minesweeper, New Island; Rockhopper Penguin head portrait in bright sun, New Island; Striated Caracara, Steeple Jason Island; Magellanic Snipe chick, Sea Lion Island.
An Expedition Overview
Experience the vibrant spring of South Georgia, a true Antarctic wildlife paradise. Observe and photograph wildlife behaviors seldom seen beneath the towering, snow-blanketed mountains that dominate the island’s landscape. Southern Elephant Seal bulls fight for breeding rights while females nurse young, overlook vast colonies of loafing King Penguins, watch Macaroni Penguins cavort in the snow, photograph handsome Gray-headed Albatrosses in flight or attending to their cliffside nests and awkward Wandering Albatrosses attempting first flight. The itinerary includes six landing days on South Georgia and three landing days in the Falklands to observe too cute Rockhopper Penguins, Magellanic Penguins standing watch at their nesting burrows, and more Black-browed Albatrosses than you could ever imagine. To commemorate Shackleton’s famous self-rescue crossing South Georgia, CES also offers an optional trek retracing his steps. With Cheesemans’ twenty years of experience in the Antarctic region, they commit to an in-depth exploration of one of the densest wildlife spectacles found anywhere in the world, and with only 100 passengers, they routinely give you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself on each landing.
Two of the scheduled Falklands’ landings, New Island and especially Steeple Jason Island, rival the best locations on South Georgia. Those will likely include Salisbury Plain, St. Andrews Bay, Elsehul, Fortuna Bay, and either Cooper Island or Hercules Bay (for Macaroni Penguins).
Why Sign Up Through BIRDS AS ART?
If you have been thinking and dreaming of finally visiting South Georgia, this is the trip for you. There will likely never be another trip like this as the best outfit in the Southern Oceans business will not be returning after 2016…. Quit dreaming and act now. Though I will not be an expedition staff member on this trip, those who have traveled with me know that I cannot help but teach. And I will be doing a introductory photography program for the entire ship on our crossing to South Georgia. All who sign up via BAA will receive a free copy the new Southern Ocean Photography Guide (a $100 value) that I am currently working on. It will include pre-trip gear and clothing recommendations and a ton of info that you will find to be invaluable.
I will hold informal pre-landing briefings aboard ship so that when you land you know exactly what to expect and where to go. I will be available on the ship to review your images, answer your questions, and conduct informal over-the shoulder Photoshop sessions. And best of all, everyone who signs up under the auspices of BAA are invited to tag along with me on the landings where I will be glad to offer invaluable in-the-field advice. And the same goes for the shipboard birds in flight and marine mammal photographic sessions.
Again, if you would like to join me on what will truly be a once in a lifetime opportunity to a wondrous place, please shoot me an e-mail with the words “Cheesemans’ Last South Georgia Expedition” cut and pasted into the Subject Line.
You can learn more about the trip here. If you sign up on your own be sure to mention that you would like to be part of the BAA Group. I’d be glad to answer any and all question via e-mail or by phone at 863-692-0906.
#1: If you fail to e-mail me as noted directly above, and register directly with CES you MUST let them know that you would like to be part of the BIRDS AS ART group.
#2: Joining the BIRDS AS ART group as above will not cost you one penny.
For additional details on the trip and the ship, see Saturday’s blog post here.
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