All images: © Carolina Mantella
Ice Track Expeditions talk
This is another opportunity to meet & greet members of the Southern Region and to discuss the way forward in how the region should be run and what events you may like in future. We will also reflect on the recent member’s survey results.
We also welcome an exciting talk from Ice Tracks Expeditions (www.ice-tracks.com), who specialise in tailor-made voyages to Polar Regions and about the challenges this brings to the photographer.
Antarctic voyages overview
Nothing prepares you for heart-stopping pristine beauty of Antarctica. Sight, sound and, yes the smell of the penguin colonies! Ice-scapes, ice-cliffs and ice-bergs of cobalt blue that dwarf everything in their midst. Soaring albatross and swooping petrels, fluking whales, bobbing seals and one ton belching elephant seals! Sunsets and sunrises separated by crimson-streaked skies. It can only be described as a paradise in ice. Photography is challenging but extremely rewarding, even in the worst of the storms you can walk out with stunning images.
Arctic voyages overview
If polar bears, reindeer, walrus and beluga whales top your list of must-see (photograph) wildlife, you must come with us to the Arctic. This remarkable region – a frozen ocean surrounded by 3 continents, hosts an astonishing array of marine and land animals, as well as the best flowers to explore Macro photography! An Arctic expedition to Spitsbergen is perfect for those who prefer frequent shore landings and Zodiac cruises and are limited with time. Svalbard has the highest concentration of Polar Bears and the amount of wildlife that can be seen in a short period of time is incomparable.
The High latitudes of the Canadian Arctic, although requires more time to visit, still offers the possibility to spot the most incredible Arctic wildlife, with a big plus being the cultural visits to Inuit settlements and the chance to see the Northern Lights.
Who are Ice Tracks Expeditions?
We are a small travel company formed by a highly experienced team with an intimate knowledge of the Polar Regions. We believe in a boutique and tailor-made service and dedicate all our efforts to making Polar adventure travel a life-changing experience. We specialise in tailoring our voyages to small groups with specific requirements and work hard on meeting (and if possible surpassing) their expectations. We have had the pleasure to work with photographers, both professional and amateur, offering specific Zodiac Cruises, more time on shore, daily workshops and evening feedback discussions. We certainly look forward to contributing with The Royal Photographic Society bringing new and exciting destinations to your agenda.
- Angie Butler & Carolina Mantella of Ice Track Expeditions
This event will be held at The Assembly Room, Council House, North Street, Chichester, West Sussex on Wednesday 4th November 2015 from 7pm onwards.