Learning from our Polar Experts: Dive into The A&K Together Live archives

Polar exploration: Get the insights from our experts
July 2020

The icy expanses of the world's polar regions have captivated discerning travellers and intrepid explorers for centuries. At A&K, we pride ourselves on revealing the far-flung corners of our planet as no one else can. Our Luxury Expedition Cruises to the captivating polar regions are made truly unforgettable with the help of our Expedition Teams.

Even though the awe-inspiring Arctic and otherworldly Antarctica seem a little far away right at this moment, our incredible team of experts have been taking time to share their experiences and insight in our A&K Together Live series. Now you can watch these insightful presentations from the comfort of your own home, whenever it might take your fancy.

From a deep-dive into the history of Ernest Shackleton, to expert tips on planning the perfect penguin snap, and an education on the impact of climate change on these iconic areas, the series offers something for every intrepid explorer, and we hope it inspires your own adventure, when we are ready to explore again.

As we settle into the start of winter, pull up your favourite armchair and a warming cup of tea, transporting yourself to the breathtaking landscapes of Antarctica and the Artic with the help of our A&K experts.

Dr. T.H. Baughman: History Lecturer

The Story of Ernest Shackleton

History expert T.H. dives into the story behind one of the greatest polar explorers of all time, Sir Ernest Shackleton, iconised for his incredible 1914–1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition aboard ‘Endurance.’ Learn what came before that famed expedition — more specifically, during the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907–1909, which really defined Shackleton’s finest hour as a leader and explorer.

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Rick Sammon: Award-Winning Photo Expert

How I Got the Shot

An award-winning photographer and author, Rick will share the story behind a favourite Antarctic wildlife photograph (think penguins!) as well as tips for capturing great images, including choosing a subject, lighting and exposure, cutting through clutter, and processing. He’ll also explore composition, developing a good eye and other topics relevant to every skill level from beginner to pro.

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Dr. Jim McClintock: Climate Scientist & Ecology Expert

Climate Change & the Antarctic Peninsula

A world renowned scientist, Jim shares remarkable stories about his adventures and decades-long work in Antarctica, where he has become among the world’s foremost authorities on climate change. He’ll talk about why the changes happening in Antarctica are significant globally, how its marine life may provide keys to cancer-fighting drugs and how the continent might serve as a model for hope moving forward.

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