|On the highlights of the trip
The real highlight of the trip is the landscape. It’s just astonishingly magnificent. Second to that would be the chance to encounter three different species of penguins on the mainland without having to go down to the Antarctic.
One of the highlights of the last trip was actually getting to visit a king penguin colony. There were about 100 birds, so that was really cool. We’ve also managed to see mountain lions (pumas) the last couple of times and I mean, seeing a big cat is always a thrill.
On his favourite animals to see on the trip
I must admit, for me, the king penguin is the highlight. It’s just special to see that. After the king penguins, black-browed albatross. Albatross are always a thrill for me.
On whether you need photographic experience to make the most of your trip
You don’t have to be a photographer; it’s not a trip that has been designed specifically with photographers in mind. You don’t even need to bring a camera! I think it’d be foolish not to because you’re going to miss out on capturing some really marvellous landscapes. At the same time, if you are into photography, this trip should be very high on your bucket list because there are some amazing things to see. We’ve had good photographers on board that have taken marvellous shots.