Immersive Photography with Ami Vitale
A Rare Falklands, S Georgia & Antarctica Voyage, November 1–21, 2024
I am absolutely thrilled to embark on the upcoming photo expedition to the mesmerizing landscapes of the Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica, with the exceptional team of Polar Latitudes. The prospect of capturing the raw beauty and pristine wilderness of these remote regions fills me with a sense of awe and anticipation.
This journey is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure into the untouched wonders of the Southern Hemisphere and I know it will be an opportunity to connect this group of adventurous travelers to the delicate balance of nature.
An extraordinary opportunity for avid photographers
Join us for this Immersive Photography Program featuring Ami Vitale as we voyage into the last wild place on earth, guided by one of the most celebrated and important photographers of our time.
The sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands/Malvinas and South Georgia are home to some of the most unique and abundant wildlife on earth. With beaches covered in fur seals, elephant seals, and hundreds of thousands of penguins, it’s one of the most jaw-dropping nature scenes you will ever experience.
In this program, you’ll learn how see beyond the typical “penguin shot,” to tell your own unique Antarctica story, through the fascinating day to day sights and experiences you’ll capture throughout this rich and inspiring environment. Hone your overall photography skill set over 20 days of personalized guidance and critique in a small group setting. The goal of this low-pressure course is to take great pictures, become better photographers, and have some fun along the way.
20 Days / 18 Nights On Board – Ushuaia to Ushuaia
|Nov 1, 2024
|Nov 3, 2024
|Nov 21, 2024
About Ami Vitale
Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic photographer, writer, speaker, and documentary filmmaker, Ami Vitale has been called one of the most influential photographers of her generation. Over three decades, her work has unraveled the intricate connections between war and the environmental crisis. Her iconic images and stories portray the interdependence of humanity and the planet's well-being.
As the founder and executive director of Vital Impacts, Ami is helping to foster a global network of environmental storytellers, employing art and advocacy to inspire the next wave of planetary change-makers. Recognized as one of InStyle Magazine's 50 Badass Women. Ami's contributions extend beyond accolades, demonstrating a commitment to unveiling the symbiotic relationship between people and the Earth.
Ami Vitale on Location
Ami Vitale on Location
Photo by Ami Vitale
© Ami Vitale
Photo by Ami Vitale
© Ami Vitale
Photo by Ami Vitale
© Ami Vitale
Bring Your Passion...
and Whatever Camera You Have
There’s a time-honored saying: The best camera is the one you have with you. And that’s as true in Antarctica as it is anywhere.
If you’ve got a camera, whether that be the most advanced SLR set-up or simply the one in your pocket, and you have a desire to raise your photography game alongside one of the most accomplished photojournalists working today, then you have much to gain from this unique photographic journey.
What to Expect
As we travel through some of the most pristine, wild, and inspiring places on earth, you will:
- Hear from Ami as she recounts some of her fascinating and important experiences advocating – through photography, film, writing, speaking opportunities, and Vital Impacts – for our fragile global environment and those who inhabit it.
- Join your fellow photographers, led by Ami, on immersive photo expeditions throughout our journey. Receive invaluable guidance as you capture the breathtaking sights all around you
- Have an opportunity to participate in a series of personalized photo reviews during which Ami will offer constructive feedback on images you are capturing throughout the journey.
- Learn how you can join Ami’s global network of environmental storytellers, employing art and advocacy to inspire the next wave of planetary change-makers.
I'm in! How do I sign up?
The Immersive Photography Program featuring Ami Vitale is available to all guests on our November 1, 2024 Falklands, S Georgia & Antarctica voyage. There is no additional charge for the program.
Due to anticipated demand, some small-group features of the program, such as personalized photo reviews, may be offered on a first-come-first-served basis, with sign-up required.
- Day 1: Arrive in & Explore Ushuaia
- Day 2: Embarkation
- Day 3: Southern Ocean
- Day 4: West Falklands (Malvinas)
- Day 5: Stanley, East Falkland (Malvinas)
- Day 6-7: Southern Ocean
- Day 8-11: South Georgia
- Day 12-13: Scotia Sea
- Day 14-17: Antarctic Peninsula
- Day 18-19: Drake Passage
- Day 20: Disembarkation
Arrive in & Explore Ushuaia
After a friendly welcome at the airport and a transfer to the luxurious Arakur Resort & Spa, take some time to unwind or explore the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.
Our evening briefing at the Arakur is your opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow explorers.
All Aboard Seaventure!
Spend your morning relaxing at the hotel, visiting a museum, or exploring the shops in Ushuaia, before our mid-afternoon escort to the ship. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will welcome you on board and get you settled in, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and our Captain’s welcome dinner. We’re on our way to Antarctica!
As we sail south, important briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety are held, and you won’t want to miss our scientific and environmental experts as they begin their deeply knowledgeable, and always entertaining talks about the wildlife, history, and geology of the areas we will soon be exploring.
We’ll be exploring some of the westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands/Malvinas, a remote South Atlantic archipelago renowned for its rugged terrain and cliff-lined coast. As we stretch our legs along the farmland and beaches, we’ll have an opportunity to visit Albatross and penguin colonies. Look for Rockhopper, King and Magellanic penguin rookeries.
Stanley, East Falklands/Malvinas
The archipelago’s largest island, Stanley, is a lively hub of activity nestled in a sheltered harbor. Here, the Falklands Islands Museum has fascinating exhibits devoted to maritime exploration, natural history, and the 1982 Falklands War. We’ll likely visit Gypsy Cove, part of Cape Pembroke peninsula, a National Nature Preserve. Magellanic penguins, also known as Jackass penguins for the braying sound they make, breed here, nesting in underground burrows. Other native bird species include Black-Crowned Night herons, Long-Tailed meadowlarks, Two-Banded plovers, and Upland and Kelp geese. Nearby Ordinance Point is the final resting place for several World War II guns.
Things continue ramping up with plenty of birdlife sightings as we make our way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. See if you can identify the world’s largest bird, the Wandering albatross. From soaring giants like the Southern Giant petrel to the tiny Wilson’s Storm petrel, a range of impressive bird species will be hitching a ride on the updrafts created by ocean swells and waves. And be on the lookout for whale blows and our very first iceberg sighting.
South Georgia is often referred to as the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’ and it’s easy to see why as you take in tens of millions (not a typo!) of breeding penguins, seals, and seabirds. Breathtaking mountain scenery, majestically sculpted icebergs, glaciers in every direction, and a rich historical tapestry are all here to complement the incredible array of wildlife on view as we travel down South Georgia's leeward coast. We’ll also visit the historic Grytviken whaling station, featuring the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.
Heading farther south, we’ll continue our informative presentations and wildlife spotting as the icebergs become bigger and more plentiful.
Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
Here we’ll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbors, maneuvering through iceberg rich channels as we travel alongside an array of wildlife. There are opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as we take in the wide range of penguin species, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea.
We leave this magical place and make our way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. We have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.
With huge smiles on weary, content faces, we disembark in the morning, letting you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.
|Nov 1, 2024 10% OFF
Prices quoted are per-person based on double/triple occupancy. A limited number of twin suites may be sold for single occupancy at 1.7 times the twin rate.
Traveling With a Group?
Reach out to our Sales team to inquire about groups of 10 or more.
Rates vary by cabin.
A World-Class Small Ship Experience
Seaventure features a 1-A Super ice class rating — the highest ice class awarded to passenger vessels. The ship offers all outside-facing staterooms (some with balconies) and beautifully appointed dining areas, as well as al fresco dining on the Lido deck when weather permits.
Seaventure also offers a sauna and fitness center and a dedicated Citizen Science lab.
Heated Salt-Water Pool
All Voyages Include:
- Two Hotel Nights
- Certified Emergency MD and Clinic
- World Class Cuisine and Live Entertainment
- Complimentary Coffee/Tea station
- Voyage Photographer
- Dedicated Passenger Service Manager
- Complimentary Expedition Jacket
- Two Elevators serving all passenger decks
- Fitness Center and Sauna
- Citizen Science Laboratory
All Staterooms Feature:
- Exterior views
- Sitting area with chairs or sofa and table
- Complimentary Mini-Bar
- Flat Screen TV
- Safe to store your valuables
- Independent temperature controls
- Luxury toiletries
- Hair dryer