Returning to Antarctica!

Talk about one for the ‘Bucket List’!! In January 2016 I (David Burren) and Michael Snedic are again teaming up to take a group of photographers on a 2-week adventure to Antarctica. We’ve prepared all the trip details, prices, etc but the last step is we need to check that we’re going to meet our minimum number of attendees.

Adelie Penguin, Adélie Penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae, bird, penguin, sphenisciformes

So we’re doing a “soft open” of bookings RIGHT NOW.

  • If you think you might want to join us please contact either David or Michael. We will add you to our list of interested people. When we open up bookings to actually take money and confirm places, the people on this list will be informed by email first.
  • If you’re at all thinking of coming but haven’t quite decided, please contact us. We’ll be happy to answer any questions, and you’ll hear if the trip is filling up.
  • If you know you definitely want to join us, please tell us and we will put you at the very top of our list.

The list is growing fast (including definites already) and places on the ship are filling, so don’t hesitate for long! Note that our last workshop release to Lord Howe Island sold out directly to the people on the “interested list” before we opened it to the public, so if you’re at all interested let us know ASAP.

Full details of the workshop, including dates, a detailed itinerary, pricing and lots of extra information can be found on the workshop’s info page (in the LuminOdysseys section of our site).


LuminOdyssey in the past has run several photography tours to Antarctica, and the itinerary of this trip is different to those, with a full week spent in Antarctica itself. It returns to an area of the Antarctic Peninsula I’m very excited about sharing with more photographers. For example this image was taken there (click on it for a bigger view):

Ice reflections


A2_066390By the way, the image at the top of this post is a silly juxtaposition of a Red-tailed Tropicbird from Lord Howe Island (shown in an earlier blog post) with an iceberg. No there won’t be any Tropicbirds in Antarctica! The most unusual bird we’ve found in the past was a very lost and confused Cattle Egret who landed on our ship as we headed south, but I don’t expect a repeat of that! In case you’re wondering, “Eddie the Egret” was cared for and then released from the ship as we returned to South America. He flew towards the nearby land under his own steam: a very lucky bird!

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