Penguins looking at the camera on the tripod

Antarctica Photography Tours, Cruises & Expeditions

Capture the White Continent’s captivating landscapes and wildlife on film
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 14,078

Highlights

  • Photograph some of the largest, most ornate, and most extensive iceberg formations on the planet
  • Take pictures of abundant and highly visible polar wildlife, from seabirds and penguins, to seals and whales
  • Take advantage of pure skies, astonishing air quality, and guidance from renowned guest photographers
  • Capture the almost unreal hues cast by polar sunlight on sea and land ice
  • Enjoy almost around-the-clock daylight during the austral summer for epic photography opportunities

Antarctica photography tours offer utterly singular photographic opportunities: armadas of mountainous, blue-tinted icebergs arrayed in mirror-calm water; jagged black mountains skeined with flawless white snow and ice, looming over beaches cluttered with seals and penguins; the vast ethereal blank of the polar plateau, whipped by the ferocious wind into sastrugi formations and overhung by pristine blue skies or dreamlike stacks of wave clouds; ranks of spiky nunatak peaks punching out of ice-sheet expanses in the Antarctic interior. An Antarctica photo expedition is as bucket-list as they come!

Whilst any tour down here affords ample, once-in-a-lifetime possibilities for professional and amateur shutterbugs alike, for those wanting to learn more about the peculiarities of polar photography, the penguin paparazzi wanting to nab magazine-worthy Antarctica penguin photos at the most coveted rookery locations, or those who merely want to mingle with like minded lens lovers, there are specialty Antarctica photography cruises available with Antarctica photography workshops and lectures on board led by renowned Antarctica photographers.

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Antarctic Photography Tours

Join our exclusive Antarctic photography tours and embark on an extraordinary expedition to frame breathtaking landscapes, wildlife, and frozen wonders through your lens.

Across the Antarctic Circle: Fly-Sail

Length: 14 Day / 13 Night
Ships: Sylvia Earle
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey featuring the South Sandwich Islands

Length: 24 Day / 23 Night
Ships: Sylvia Earle
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Up to 20% savings

Spirit of Antarctica

Length: 12 Day / 11 Night
Ships: Greg Mortimer, Sylvia Earle
$ 14,078 - $ 39,603
Per Person
Up to 20% savings

In Shackleton’s Footsteps

Length: 20 Day / 19 Night
Ships: Greg Mortimer
$ 24,860 - $ 51,046
Per Person

Best of Antarctica: Whale Journey

Length: 11 Day / 10 Night
Ships: Ocean Endeavour
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FAQ About Antarctica Photography Expeditions

Why choose an Antarctic photography tour?

Antarctic photography tours offer unparalleled opportunities to capture stunning landscapes, unique wildlife, and ethereal light conditions. You’ll receive guidance from professional photographers, ensuring you capture the best shots in one of the world’s most captivating environments.

When is the best time for Antarctic photography tours?

The Antarctic summer months from November to March provide optimal conditions for photography tours. During this time, you can witness breathtaking ice formations, abundant wildlife, and extended daylight hours, allowing for more creative photography opportunities.

What photography equipment should I bring on an Antarctic tour?

Essential equipment for Antarctic photography tours includes a DSLR or mirrorless camera, a variety of lenses (wide-angle for landscapes, telephoto for wildlife), sturdy tripod, extra batteries, memory cards, and protective gear for your equipment in the extreme Antarctic conditions.

What photography opportunities are available on Antarctic tours?

Antarctic tours provide endless photography opportunities, including capturing majestic icebergs, stunning landscapes, playful penguins, seals, and whales in their natural habitat. You’ll also have opportunities for Zodiac cruises and shore excursions to photograph unique scenes.

Do I need photography experience to join an Antarctic photography tour?

Antarctic photography tours cater to all skill levels, from beginners to advanced photographers. Professional guides will offer tips, workshops, and guidance to help you improve your photography skills and make the most of the unique Antarctic setting.

Antarctica Photography Expedition Cruises

Embark on a visual odyssey through the pristine beauty, ethereal polar light, and species spectacles of the White Continent aboard these Antarctica photography cruises.

Up to 20% savings

Sylvia Earle

12-24 Days, 15 Itineraries
132 Guests, Luxury
$ 14,738 - $ 73,642
Per Person
Up to 20% savings

Greg Mortimer

12-21 Days, 10 Itineraries
132 Guests, Luxury
$ 14,078 - $ 68,732
Per Person
Up to 20% savings

Ocean Endeavour

11-23 Days, 6 Itineraries
200 Guests, Luxury
$ 9,235 - $ 41,589
Per Person