Breaching Humpback Whales at Ile Sainte Marie, Madagascar

The rain that has been falling consistently all morning begins to lighten as a patch of blue sky tries to break through the clouds. A local fisherman wades through waist high water, whilst two others try their luck from a wooden boat further out to sea. A woman carrying a basket of local crafts returns […]

Exploring the Arctic: 7 Wildlife Encounters

  Earlier this year I enjoyed one of the most exhilarating travel experiences of my life in the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica.  Six months later I stepped aboard Quark Expedition’s Sea Spirit, looking forward to continuing my Tale of Two Poles.  I was a little nervous I might feel underwhelmed by the Arctic region […]

Photo Gallery: Humpback Whales of Antarctica

I’ve been on a few whale watching boat trips in my life and the closest I’ve come to seeing one is a black spot in the distance with a spurt of water rising above it like an umbrella.  So seeing my first humpback whale in the open sea on the way to Antarctica was pretty […]