Antarctica

The Final Frontier!

Nov 16 th - Dec 01 st, 2019
Our Pledge To You

The Discovery Gold Standard

01 Our Ship

The Ocean Diamond is a modern, stable super-yacht. Carrying a maximum of 189 passengers, and with two stabilizers and an ice-strengthened hull, this outstanding vessel is ideal for polar expeditions.

As one of the fastest, and most eco-friendly ships in Antarctica, it is also one of the most comfortable. There are 101 elegantly designed cabins and suites, all with exterior views, and expansive common spaces, a club lounge, and a spacious restaurant. The ship offers numerous adventure options, plus on-board features such as interactions with photography instructors. After a full day of exploration, passengers can relax, browse books or DVDs in the well-stocked polar library, or enjoy the stunning polar scenery from the sun-lit, panoramic observation lounge.

02 Photo Opportunities

This is an extraordinary voyage that you’re about to embark on and it is filled with awesome photo ops.

On this expedition, we’ll explore  Ushuaia, South Georgia Island, the South Shetland Islands, and of course… the icy continent, Antarctica itself! Each of these places offers its own unique and spectacular possibilities for you to capture the quintessential images that you have been dreaming of.

What will you potentially witness and photograph? We’re glad you asked. Many different species of penguins that will number in the tens of thousands, Right, Blue, Sei, Humpback, Minke, Fin, Sperm and Killer whales, orcas,  several dolphin species, Southern elephant seals, Antarctic fur seals, and seabirds galore.

You’ll also want to keep your camera ready to shoot floating ice formations and icebergs, abandoned whaling stations, mountainous landscapes, sea kayakers, and the most epic selfie of your life!

03 Our Photographer Leaders

Discovery co-founder Ken Kaminesky will be leading this scouting expedition and he’s looking forward to sharing this incredible voyage with the nine lucky guests that will be joining him. You’ll have ample time on board the ship to discuss photography, learn post-processing techniques, and get images critiqued all in a private setting.

Out in the field, Ken will be with you photographing side by side, capturing stills and video for Discovery. Photography aside, we expect you’ll have the time of your life on this scouting expedition. Traveling with us means there will be lots of laughs, interesting stories, delicious meals, and fun-filled adventures where you’ll be treated like family and will leave with new lifelong friends and cherished memories.