One of my biggest dreams came true ... I traveled to the coldest, driest, windiest, remotest and most unreal place on earth and I felt never so alive.
I survived the „Drake Shake“ and enjoyed the „Drake Lake“, I had sweet dreams in my bivy in a snowy night and got a wake up call by some curious penguins, I risked the polar plunge twice, celebrated Chinese New Year, cooled my drinks with hundred years old ice, watched a partial solar eclipse in southern ocean skies, hiked snowy mountaintops, cruised in zodiacs along huge icebergs, explored nature’s real beauty, made more memories and adventures than I can count and I made lovely new friends with humans, seals, albatrosses, whales and hundreds of penguins 🐧
Antarctica 🇦🇶 ...It was love at first sight ❤️ Big thank you to @oceanwideexp, to Alexej the best Captain in the world, to the lovely crew, the knowledgeable and fun expedition guides and all my amazing travel buddies who shared this ones in a lifetime experience with me. 🇦🇶🐧🐋❤️ #oceanwideexpeditions#antarctica#antarcticpeninsula#PLA28-18 #mvplancius#icebergs#onesinalifetimeexperience
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Vernadsky Station. The most southerly pub in the world #Antarctica 🍻 🇦🇶 🐧
In this image, Raeanne is with her @crubagofficial Rae Red Silk Scarf in Antarctica! It was created, as part of the RAE Capsule Collection, to support the development of the next generation of female global leaders.
Inspired by the work of marine ecologist Raeanne Miller, RAE Capsule Collection is dedicated to supporting women in science, in their fight against climate change and inequality.
Raeanne is a marine ecologist based at the Scottish Association for Marine Science. She was part of the pilot programme with Homeward Bound Projects, an extraordinary initiative that has already taken 78 women on an expedition to Antarctica.
The mission is to highlight our planet as a home instead of a resource and prepare women to take leadership roles at a time of global environmental change. Our planet is facing immense challenges such as climate change and now more than ever we need development opportunities to bring innovative solutions to our global issues.
We need more people like Raeanne, help us support the next generation of female scientists on their journey to become the future leaders of a more balanced and sustainable world.
Now for this journey, we are helping Adriana Humanes in her quest for a better world. She is a Venezuelan marine ecologist studying the effects of climate change on coral reef reproduction.
Adriana and 77 incredible women left for Antarctica from Ushuaia, Argentina this week. To learn more about this wonderful project please go to RAE Capsule Collection, on our website.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend ❄️💙🐧
Image credits: Raeanne Miller, Gilberto Martinez, Adriana Humanes, Karl Attard, Jessica Giannotti .
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Leopard Seals are incredibly curious and intelligent animals. This one was a bit of a poser. Do yourself a favour and check out @paulnicklen leopard seal shots and stories. #sealegacy#antarctica
Heart breaking watching lone penguins heading off to the mountains, the opposite direction of the herd, water and food. The crew can’t interfere or do anything. If they picked him up and returned him to the ocean, he would naturally head back off to his demise once more.
Encounters at the End of the World documentary, Werner Herzog.
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I’m about to mail this up to my Pop. It feels like the best home for it. I painted it from a photo in National Geographic (April 2009). My Pop paid for my subscription to National Geographic magazine every year for more than a decade, since he found me looking through his own stash as a kid. I still have the first one I found at the top of the box, it’s from May 1991 and I cheekily nicked it from him because I loved the photos of African Elephants so much. I still have every copy he’s bought me since though. I’ve taken them with me to twelve different houses... it’s very possible that I might be a hoarder.
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