West Greenland’s Tales

Greenland is a land of harshness and contrast. Dark and freezing-cold in winter, in summer it changes its face and bathes in sunshine for months on end. In the west of the huge island lies Disko Bay, a haven of still water and beautiful landscapes. The magnificent Sermeq Qujalek (Ilulissat Glacier), which connects to the bay through the 60km long Kangia Fjord, is one of the world’s fastest moving glaciers, constantly producing enormous icebergs, which float along the fjord to be dispersed in the bay. After a long summer where the sun never sets, it first touches the horizon in late July, producing unbelievable light on the bay and its icebergs. This is the perfect timing to set sail among these giants, capturing the arctic night in all its glory.

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Travel to Magic Greenland
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Aurora Expeditions Antarctic Photography

Share the wonders of your Aurora Expeditions’ voyage by entering our 2018/2019 Antarctic Photography Competition.

2018/2019 Antarctic Photography Competition
You don’t have to be a pro to take an amazing photo only an eye and a taste for adventure! So whether you’re an amateur wildlife photographer, or a humble iPhone snapper, we encourage all our passengers to share their favourite photos for an opportunity to win!
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Wild Landscape

From craggy coastlines to magnificent mountains and everything in between we want to see your best wild and natural landscapes. In this popular category we’ll be looking for photographers who not only meet the high technical demands we expect, but also a creative vision that reveals a ‘sense of place’.

Sunrise in Lofoten by Michael Epel
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Once upon a time by Erika Valkovicova | LPonTour
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Tuscany by Michael Epel
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Empire by Neil Burnell
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The magician by Photos On The Road
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Springing life by Lorenzo_ranieritenti
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Wild Landscape
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The Nature Conservancy

2018 Photo Contest Winners

Grand Prize
Stallions Playing | Camargue, France
“The power of the animal kingdom.” Photo by Camille Briottet, Lyon, France.
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Second Place
The End is Near | Iceland
“This ice could be thousands of years old, and only recently broke off the Vatnajokull Glacier at Jokulsarlon Bay in Iceland, and will soon melt into the sea. Taken July 2017 in Iceland.” Photo by Andre Mercier, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Third Place
Frog Hug | Arkansas
“Down at the mud puddles on our road, we found several young bullfrogs hopping around. Up on our hilltop, wet spots are few and far between, so our mud puddles are home to a constant flow of tadpoles, frogs and toads. My daughter loves all critters, her goal is to create a wildlife rehab center someday. She constantly inspires me with her care towards every living thing.” Photo by Terra Fondriest, Arkansas, USA.
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People’s Choice Award Winner
Watching You Watching Me | Canada
“Red Fox in Bonavista, Newfoundland in July 2017.” Photo by Megan Lorenz, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada.
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The Nature Conservancy
2018 Photo Contest Winners
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Serenity | Iceland
“Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall in Iceland, January 2018. The places that are hardest to get to are often the best and most peaceful.” Photo by Jeremy Stevens, Fallsington, Pennsylvania, USA.

Stefan Forster’s relentless landscape photography quest

Looking through Forster’s portfolio of dramatic landscapes that include icebergs shimmering under the Northern Lights, rarely-captured desert rainstorms, and breathtaking drone shots of the Grand Canyon, you can see that Forster’s idea of “something different” means finding and capturing a scene bathed in the perfect light.

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Stefan Forster’s relentless landscape photography quest
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