A dream came true. I had the privilege to join the
Canadian ‘2004 Students on Ice Antarctica Expedition’
as an Education Team member. A record of 80 students
and 20 staff participated of a very memorable journey
to the far South. We lived for 10 days onboard the
Polar Star, a powerful icebreaker specially chartered
for the occasion.
It was my first encounter with Antarctica’s
breathtaking landscapes and its wildlife. My photographic
skills were put under a serious test along my new digital
camera (Nikon D70) that performed better than I expected.
I lectured and gave workshops on Nature Photography
onboard and during the landings. Since most of the
students had digital cameras, at the end of each day
we would get together in the ship’s lecture
room to share and select the images for the expedition’s
website. People from all over the world, especially
the student’s families, were able to follow
our expedition’s progress day by day. Feel what
it was like being there at www.studentsonice.com.
I am very grateful to Geoff Green and Barbra Segal,
who made possible my participation in the expedition.
Check out the new Antarctica
Galleries where you will find images of the natural
wonders we saw.