Antarctica 2012

Antarctic Cruise

February 13th - 26th 2012

Quark Expeditions

As a bit of a treat to myself for my 30th birthday, I booked an adventure cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula. The two week cruise set sail from Ushuaia, Argentina and sailed South across the Drake Passage. The ship was the Akademik Sergey Vavilov which carried about 100 passengers. The cruise was truly the best trip, best vacation, I have ever experienced. Without hesitation I would do it all again.

As part of my trip I set about an ambitious plan of shooting a time-lapse video of the entire voyage. The Captain agreed to let me place a camera on the bridge attached to a foreword facing window. I set the small camera to take a photo ever five seconds for the duration of the trip. I had estimated the project would generate a quarter million photos by the end of the two weeks. Due to a camera glitch the first two days sailing did not record. I discovered and corrected the glitch before we reached anything of interest. The end result was just shy of 200,000 photos to create the video above. I edited in still photos and GPS data showing where the ship traveled. The finished time-lapse turned out precisely how I had envisioned it. I hope you enjoy the video.

Google Earth Interactive Map of the Cruise