The Amazing Falklands and South Georgia Island Workshop

Date:

October 3-17, 2020

Price:

Porthole: USD 9,990

Veranda: USD 11,495

Veranda Deluxe: USD 11,990

PH Suites: USD 13,990

Instructors:

Daniel Bergmann

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Is a native Icelander, a professional nature photographer and have been leading photography tours and workshops in Iceland since 2003. You can read more about me here.

Chris Sanderson

Chris has been involved in film and video production for more than 40 years as an award-winning commercial & TV director, cameraman & editor. His first camera was the family’s box Brownie

Photography was a hobby pursued while studying at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This interest in photography led to the first job as a trainee cameraman & editor in Kingston, Jamaica.

After a few decades of directing, shooting and fooling around with cameras & boats, Chris and Michael began The Luminous Landscape Video Journal (LLVJ) as an off-shoot of the Luminous Landscape website.

The LLVJ was originally intended to be a series for cable television. But the then-new opportunity to self-publish was more attractive! Early issues were shot on DV, edited in Final Cut and mastered to DVD – it was the bleeding edge! Technology improved and DV & HDV gave way to HD. DVDs then disappeared as a distribution format and were replaced by HD Downloads. This too will inevitably change…

The Luminous Landscape Video Journal ran to 20 issues and has now morphed into Luminous Landscape Video.

Chris is now handling the overall production values for photoPXL.com and filming and producing the New Shooting With The Master Series.

Kevin Raber

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Has been in the photography field all his life. For over 40 years Kevin has owned studios, ran color labs, been a vice president of Phase One He served as the CEO and Publisher of the Luminous-Landscape from 2013-2018.  Presently he is the owner and CEO of Rockhopper Workshops as well as the CEO, Publisher, and Owner of photoPXL.com

October 3 – 17, 2020

We are trying something new in 2020.  Myself along with Daniel Bergmann and another yet to be announced instructor will host an amazing workshop cruise to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island.  I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am.  We will be traveling aboard the new ship Magellan Explorer.  This capable and most comfortable ship will pick us up in Port Stanley and over the course of the workshop, we will cruise the Falklands and South Georgia Island.  South Georgia is one of the most amazing landscape and wildlife locations on the planet.

 

Proposed Itinerary

Falklands and South Georgia Expedition

Oct 03-17, 2020

Itinerary

Oct 03, 2020

Pick up at the airport in Port Stanley, town visit, and embarkation.

Oct 04, 2020

Morning visit to Saunders Island. There is a long white sand beach. The attractions there are rockhopper penguins, nesting black browed albatross, and sub-antarctic gentoo penguins. The afternoon will be a visit to Carcass Island. There is an option for an easy hike to settlement, bird watching, Falkland tea experience.

Oct 05, 2020

Visit to New Island. These would be a classic West Falklands experience, with albatross & penguin colonies. There is an option to do a full-day visit at New Island. Alternatively, we could just do a morning visit to New Island and then in the afternoon visit Weddell Island. The experience is similar, but in two different locations.

Oct 06, 2020

Morning landing at Bleaker Island. This is a natural reserve with a famous bird area with a large variety of birds. Note that there is a sea lions colony here but it can no longer be visited. In the afternoon we set sail toward South Georgia

Oct 07-08, 2020

At sea

Oct 09, 2020

Afternoon arrival and evening zodiac cruise at Elsehul Bay, depending on crossing speed and permits from the South Georgia Government.

Oct 10, 2020

Morning landing at Grytviken. We’ll clear Customs here and then visit the historical site, with the museum and Ernest Shackleton’s grave.

In the afternoon, landing at Fortuna Bay / Stromness. We’ll see king penguins and we’ll learn more about Shackleton and his expedition. There is an option 2-3 hour “Shackleton walk”.

Oct 11, 2020

Morning landing at Gold Harbour. Spectacular location with king penguins, elephant seals and hanging glaciers. There are also sooty albatross here.

In the afternoon, visit to Cooper Bayto see macaroni penguins on a zodiac cruise.

Oct 12, 2020

Morning visit to St Andrews Bay. We’ll see the largest king penguin colony, and elephant seal bulls. In the afternoon, we’ll do a zodiac cruise and landing at Ocean Harbour. The highlights here are a shipwreck and remains of the whaling industry.

Oct 13, 2020

Morning visit to Prion Islandto see the nesting wandering albatross. In the afternoon, we’ll go to Salisbury Plain for more king penguins and stunning landscapes.

Oct 14-16, 2020

At sea

Oct 17, 2020

Arrival at Port Stanley, disembarkation, and transfer to the airport.

We will fly from Santiago to Port Stanley in the Falklands.  There we will board the Magellan explorer and begin our trip.  We will fly back to Santiago after the trip.  There is no weight limit on this trip like other flyovers because we will be flying a larger airplane.

If you are interested in this trip please email Kevin Raber at [email protected] and you’ll then be notified as soon as we have complete information.

Pricing

The following prices are not fully confirmed yet but I feel comfortable sharing them.  these are super prices for this kind of trip.  Especially aboard the ship, we will be using.

Porthole: USD 9,990

Veranda: USD 11,495

Veranda Deluxe: USD 11,990

PH Suites: USD 13,990