Field Dispatches

A poem: Antarctic Twilight

Inspired by his Antarctic experience, one of our talented guests wrote a poem while sailing aboard National Geographic Explorer. He shared it with his fellow travelers during one evening Recap in Explorer’s lounge, and he generously agreed to allow us to publish it here. Antarctic Twilight By Charles Scott Williams Read more…

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Extreme Ice Survey Returns South

Extreme Ice Survey, the team featured in the Emmy award-winning film Chasing Ice, is aboard our ship, National Geographic Explorer, sailing towards South Georgia Island and Antarctica. Over the next two weeks, they’ll be installing time-lapse cameras that will shoot photos every hour of every day, creating visual records of Read more…

By rocky, ago
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A Blustery Day on South Georgia Island

Field Notes from Matt Kennedy, Staff Photographer and Multimedia Producer for Earth Vision Trust and the Extreme Ice Survey. “Difficulties are just things to overcome” –Sir Ernest Shackleton To those familiar with the trials and misfortunes met by explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and the men of the Trans-Antarctic Imperial Expedition, this quote by “the Read more…

By rocky, ago
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Success on the Antarctic Peninsula!

by Dan McGrath, Resident Scientist, Earth Vision Trust. The faint glow of the soon to be rising sun welcomes our arrival as we nose into Andvord Bay on the western Antarctic Peninsula. We passed unscathed through the Drake Passage thanks to calm conditions and quickly motored south to 64˚ 50’. Read more…

By rocky, ago
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Where Land Meets the Southern Ocean

By The Extreme Ice Survey, aboard National Geographic Explorer Before you can install time-lapse cameras in Antarctica, you have to get there, which is no small task coming from our home base of Boulder, CO. Getting to the small port town of Ushuaia, Argentina (the southern-most town in the world), Read more…

By rocky, ago