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Just returned from an incredible trip to the Antarctic Peninsula. Without exception the most beautiful place I have ever visited. The landscape is simply awesome - huge jagged mountains everywhere you look, thousands of icebergs of all shapes and sizes, penguins, whales, seals etc. Mindblowing.

Very very difficult for landscape photographers though. If you are used to using a tripod and going for wide angle big foreground shots, then its a big challenge. 90% of my shots came from either the ship or the smaller Zodiac inflatable boats, so all handheld. No filters except polariser. So it was a huge challenge for me, but a bloody enjoyable one!

This shot was taken handheld from our moving ship on a rare moment of beautiful light. This was the only day that we had such quality of light, and it only lasted about 10 minutes so I had to make the most of it. Of course, it happened during dinner time, so I left my full plate and rushed up on deck and took as many photos as possible. The black dots on the berg are Gentoo Penguins, to give you an idea of scale.

Canon 1DSMk3, Canon 24-70L, F11, 1/125 sec, ISO 400

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