Photo of the Week: Antarctica

An amazing blue and white world

By Pat McAllister

We saw plenty of whales, but they only would surface for such a short time to breathe, that we didn’t get a chance to photograph them.

We saw seals basking on chunks of ice floating by, and little penguins, darting so fast through the water … also small colonies of them on shore.

The landscape was amazing:  huge cliffs of snow and ice towering above the ship, glistening blue/white in the weak sun.

Loads of icebergs everywhere some looked from a distance to be taller than the ship.  (Thankfully they were not playing the theme song from ‘Titanic’ over the P.A. system.)