Australian Geographic Magazine features ‘Fortress’ Iceberg Antarctica

The latest issue of Australian Geographic Magazine – May / June 2014 features a double page spread of one of my favourite photographs from Antarctica. A photograph I titled ‘Fortress’ for its giant castellated peaks and ominous presence. I took this photograph back in 2011 on my November Antarctica expedition and it has remained one of my favourite images from subsequent repeat visits to the Great White Continent. We were very fortunate to come across this incredible iceberg under dark and moody overcast skies as we cruised up the Gerlache Strait and I recall thinking to myself conditions could not have been more perfect to photograph this leviathan.

As I have written about here on my blog before this photograph was taken with a 17mm Tilt Shift lens from the deck of the Ocean Nova on my Canon EOS 1DS MKIII. I used the lenses shift mechanism to lower the perspective and give the impression the photograph was taken closer to the water. A higher resolution version of this photograph can be seen on my website in the Antarctica Portfolio and prints are available from my gallery in Brighton Australia and Aspen in the USA. Please contact me for sizes, edition availability and pricing.

Finalist ANZANG and BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

I returned home late last night from an incredible two months spent in both Iceland and the oldest deserts in the world in Namibia. Both my Iceland winter 2014 workshop and Namibia 2014 workshops were incredible experiences and I will have a lot more to say about both trips over the coming weeks including complete debrief reports here on my blog. In the meantime, whilst I was away I learned that several of my photographs had made the finals in both ANZANG and BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions for 2014. Both of these competitions are two of the most respected amongst outdoor photographers today and I am extremely honoured to be a finalist in both of them. Judging is still underway for both competitions but I can reveal that one my finalist images for ANAZNG is from my last trip to Antarctica – Penguin rookery at Petermann Island. This photograph was taken around 11pm in the evening under perfect conditions, magical light and the rising moon at Petermann Island on my 2013 Antarctica expedition. This photograph is also my photograph of the month for April 2014.

Ultimate Iceland Summer Workshop Space Available

Daniel Bergmann and I have a single place that has just become available this year on our Ultimate Iceland summer workshop from July 13th – July 23rd. We are looking forward to spectacular waterfalls, glaciers, icebergs and the incredible geothermal highland interior of Iceland all under the soft light of the midnight sun. The workshop investment is $7,450 USD and is fully inclusive of all accommodation, meals and in country transport. If you are interested in photographing the spectacular landscape of Iceland and would like additional information then please drop me an email at  This last available place is filled on a first come, first served basis.