Antarctica

Discovery Channel's "Frozen Planet" is a "Must See"

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If you are not watching "Frozen Planet" on the Discovery Channel, you are missing out on some stunning photography. Tune in each week to see the changing of the seasons.

I was fortunate to be the resident photo pro on two trips to Antarctica, one of the locations the show explores. I took one of my favorite photographs -  Family Meeting In Antarctica - at the "bottom of the world."

I used my Canon 100-400mm IS lens on my Canon 5D for this image.

Click here to see a slide show of some of my Antarctica images.

Click here for more photo info for Antarctica photographers.

I hope to see you on one of my photo tours or workshops.

Explore the light,
Rick

Little of what we look at do we see

"Little of what we look at do we see." Richard Fahey

That's an important quote for photographers, because it's so very true.

It's the same with music, by the way: We listen to little of what we hear. Any musician can tell you that.

I experienced the "looking/seeing" difference while on an expedition to Antarctica. We were riding around in a Zodiac when I noticed an interesting ice formation (bottom photograph). I said, "Look, look," w/out saying what I saw (top photograph). Only two of the eight people in the Zodiac saw it: an ice sculpture of a polar bear - complete with eyes, ears, nose, mouth paw, knee and foot!

I asked the Zodiac driver to maneuver around the ice formation to find a "cleaner" view of the ice sculpture. We found one, and we all took the same photograph of what I believe is the first sighting of a polar bear in Antarctica.

Explore the Light,
Rick