南喬治亞/福克蘭生態之旅行前(Before the “South Georgia and the Falklands” Tour)

 

照片由Google 地圖截入/Courtesy Google Map

今年的唯一一次極地攝影是安排到南美英屬的南喬治亞和福克蘭群島,

2019 has been approaching to its end, I have planed this year the only one Antarctic cruise  to the South Georgia archipelago and Falkland islands,

2013年曾參加國內發現者旅行社李茂榮先生的南極團前往南極半島攝影旅遊,是人生首次的極地攝影,整個行程主要為旅遊性質但並不偏重拍照,由於路途遙遠航行中非常辛苦,尤其在通過德瑞克海峽來回共須約4天的海上航行,在浩瀚的洋面上遇到氣候不佳時,船隻的顛簸巨大實讓人難以承受,在欣賞陶醉於雄偉壯觀的南極美景之餘,身心的代價也的確不小,在南極半島拍了很多企鵝如阿德利企鵝(Adalie)、紳士企鵝(Gentoo)等但卻沒有國王企鵝(King),因此興起再次去南美洲旅遊拍攝的念頭,這次參加美國Josephy Van Os Safari 的攝影團體,去有名的國王企鵝聚集地-南喬治亞和福克蘭群島,沿路主要的拍攝是南極的鳥類,如信天翁、海鷗和海燕,回程造訪福克蘭群島是紳士企鵝 (Gentoo)、黑頸信天翁、蠣鷸、汽船鴉等的聚集地、另外南喬治亞群島也是南極特有毛海豹和象海豹的聚集地, 以下的連結是他們在Youtube的宣傳影片。

Josephy Van Os Safari攝影團隊宣稱這次探險航行將是他們針對這個航線的最後一趟,主要原因是旅遊市場已漸轉向數百人以上的大型船隻,當然費用上較有競爭,因此他們也預估未來3,4年,針對攝影須求的小團體深度旅遊行程將消失了。

as to my Antarctic experience was the journey to the Antarctic peninsula in 2013 with the local travel agency, it was my very first photo tour to the Antarctic, which I was on board the French vessel “L’austral” a large vessel with 200 passengers, it was actually a sightseeing cruise without much photography attempt, it was a difficult cruise by its long distance, specially spent about 4 days go and back passing through the “Drake passage”,  it caused strong sea sick when there were the fierce weather condition, I did shoot some penguins like Adalie、Gentoo etc., but none of the king penguins, when I found that the group of the Joseph Van Os Safari has the cruise to South Georgia and Falklands this year, it drove me to go Antarctic again, according to the website of Joseph Van Os Safari, we are going to visit the king penguins colony in South Georgia and also the colonies of the plenty of bird species, like albatrosses、oystercatcher、steaming duck etc., except there are also the colonies of the fur seal、elephant seal etc., please refer to the YouTube video in the Joseph Van Os Safari website.

以下說明此次行程的準備事項:

行程:

2019/10/7: 台北-多倫多

2019/10/8: 多倫多-布依諾斯艾利斯

2019/10/9: 布依諾斯艾利斯-烏斯懷亞

2019/10/10: 登船(烏斯懷亞號)

2019/10/31: 返航

2019/11/1: 下船返家

2019/11/3: 布依諾斯艾利斯-多倫多

2019/11/4: 多倫多-溫哥華-台北

氣候:

布依諾斯艾利斯: 15-25℃

福克蘭群島: 4-11

南喬治亞群島: 1-5

服裝:

防風防水外衣褲

防風防水保暖附帽外套

保暖內衣褲

長筒極地專用防水保暖靴

保暖防水攝影用手套

保暖毛製附耳蓋頭套

攝影器材:

相機:

Canon 1DX MK II

Canon 5D MK IV

鏡頭:

14mm/f2.8

35mm/f1.4

200-400mm/f4+1.4x extender

1.4x extender

2x extender

腳架:

Gitzo GK2580 traveler tripod

雲台:

Gitzo G2272M 3D low profile head

4th generation gimbal head

減光鏡:

Cokin P filters set

Lee 0.9 graduated neutral density filter

Lee 0.9 neutral density filter

空拍機:

Gopro karma drone

The following are the preparation for this tour:

Itinerary:

2019/10/7: Taipei – Toronto

2019/10/8: Toronto – Buenos Aires

2019/10/9: Buenos Aires – Ushuaia

2019/10/10: Embark

2019/10/31: Return to Ushuaia

2019/11/1: Disembark

2019/11/3: Buenos Aires – Toronto

2019/11/4: Toronto – Vancouver – Taipei

Weather:

Buenos Aires: 15-25℃

Falkland Islands: 4-11℃

South Georgia Islands: 1-5℃

Clothing’s:

Wind & water proof pants

Wind & water proof warm coat with hood

Warm underwear

Long to knee Arctic boots

Water proof warm photography gloves

Warm fur hat with ears cover

Camera gears:

Camera:

Canon 1Dx MK II

Canon 5D MK IV

Lens:

14mm/f2.8

35mm/f1.4

200-400mm/f4+1.4x extender

4x extender

2x extender

Tripod:

Gitzo GK2580 traveler tripod

Ball head:

Gitzo G2272M 3D low profile head

4th generation gimbal head

Neutral density filter:

Cokin P filters set

Lee 0.9 graduated neutral density filter

Lee 0.9 neutral density filter