Best (and Worst) Angles For Whale Pictures

Last updated on July 23rd, 2019 at 04:58 pm

The March before last, we returned to Antarctica (Nancy’s favorite continent) with Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris. Nancy broke her ribs in 26-foot seas in the Drake Passage the second day out, but still managed to make all the shore excursions. Her technical support staff hasn’t yet processed the pictures from that trip, but we do have some suggestions for those who might find themselves putting around in the vicinity of whales.

Whale Angles
The Best & Worst Angles For Whale Shots

The article is on our website ( Although you still can’t get to it from the menu system, it is available from both the FAQ and site map pages. Enjoy, and let me know if I forgot anything. Thanks.

“A Future King” – We Have A New Penguin Picture

Last updated on November 15th, 2019 at 09:41 pm

O.K! Nancy actually took this photograph around the 9th of January, 2004 while on the Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris‘ four-week “Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula” tour. We may have mentioned it before, but the Cheesemans are our favorite tour group and Antarctica is Nancy’s favorite continent.

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Keep in mind that Nancy was born and raised in Miami and thinks anything below eighty degrees Fahrenheit is cold. For her to say that Antarctica is her favorite continent (of the seven continents she has seen) should mean something. Antarctica is an entirely different world.

A Future King
A Future King

For this image, Nancy used her Nikon F3 35mm SLR with a Tokina AT-X 100-500mm f/5.6 telephoto lens. She used Kodak slide film, and I recently scanned a 4″x6″ print.

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