and Develop New Photography Skills
will teach you how to master your camera to get the best wildlife
images possible. In addition to teaching you how to edit your images
after wildlife sightings right on the ship. He is an expert in all
camera systems and he teaches from beginner to expert how to take
breathtaking images. While on the expedition, Chase will be hosting
group photography tutorials in addition to one on one photography
sessions so that you are taken care of and prepared before wildlife
sightings. He shares his years of experience and doesn't hold anything
back when teaching his techniques, skills, settings and unique artistic
approaches to wildlife photography. His main goal of these expeditions
is that you produce the very best wildlife images you can shoot while
on this trip. Chase is very approachable and he has a contagious
passion for wildlife, wildlife photography and teaching photography.
Photo Tour Highlights
opportunities to photograph Svalbard's wild and stunning landscapes
from the ship and shore.
up close and photograph glaciers and sea ice.
your photography skills in the field with a highly experienced Arctic
about the area from an expert Svalbard guide.
the wildlife which could include polar bears, walruses, Arctic foxes,
Svalbard reindeer, and whales.
and explore the coastline by Zodiac landing craft.
and intimate ice-strengthened expedition vessel.
DATES / RATES
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||Cabin D Single shared facility||Cabin C Twin shared facility||Cabin B Twin||Cabin A Double|
|May 18, 2022||May 26, 2022||7,800||8,500||9,500||9,500|
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||(Starting from)|
Cabin D Single shared facility
Cabin B Twin
Cabin A Double
|May 18, 2022||May 26, 2022||7,800||9,500||9,500|
1 : Longyearbyen
Svalbard photo tour departs from Longyearbyen, the most northerly town
on earth. Upon leaving the Port of Longyearbyen we will say goodbye to
civilisation for the next 8 days to explore the rugged coastline,
searching for landscape and wildlife photography opportunities at every
stage. As we sail north we are likely to encounter glaciers and sea ice
which make the perfect photo subjects. Early in the season, our exact
route will be determined by the sea ice conditions which vary year on
2 : Prins Karls Foreland
we leave the Isfjord we will keep a good lookout on deck for whales and
other marine life that is common in this area. We have frequently
encountered whales including blue and humpback whales, belugas, and
walruses. We plan to land on the island of Prins Karls
Foreland and do a short hike to a walrus colony. Here we will spend
some unhurried time observing and photographing the walruses as they
swim and haul out onto the beach.
3 – 7 : Sea Ice and North-west Spitsbergen
will sail as far north as possible along the west coast of Spitsbergen
keeping a lookout for wildlife including polar bears that inhabit the
area. Our ultimate plan if the conditions allow is to venture up to the
edge of the sea ice and spend some time there searching for polar bears
that use the sea ice to hunt from. The sea ice itself is a mesmerising
photography subject and in calm conditions, it can be possible to
launch the landing craft to cruise in between the ice. We will then
explore the frozen north-west coast travelling as far as the ice will
allow us in search of photography opportunities.
8 : Ny-Alesund
we head back south towards Longyearbyen if the ice conditions permit we
will visit the scientific research settlement of Ny Alesund, the most
northerly settlement on earth. We will explore the area around
Kongsfjord and sail as close as we can get to one of
Svalbard’s largest glaciers on the Lillyhook fjord for some
great photo opportunities.
9 : Longyearbyen
Svalbard photo tour ends back in Longyearbyen. After our final
breakfast, we will say our goodbyes and disembark at the port after
making new friends and sharing an exciting photography adventure
MV Togo (Expedition, 12-guests)
MV Togo has a well-appointed galley and mess room, elegant and comfortable mahogany paneled salon with bar and kitchenette. Her deck areas are spacious with semi-enclosed sides. She is a sturdy vessel with elegant sheer, sails with abundant intimacy from the bygone era of tramp steamers.
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Leader and Photography Guide
and feedback sessions
of Zodiac (Dinghies) for shore landings and photography opportunities
Bear protection guides for shore landings
Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
experienced Captain and Cook