Photography Prize Competition Closing

Orca Antarctica by Chad Carey - finalist in the Antarctic Photography Competition
Photo: Orca Antarctica by Chad Carey

photo: Terra Antarctica $7,500 Prize Pool on Offer Antarctic and Southern Ocean photographers are on a deadline:  entries for the competition close on Friday 29 July at 5:00 pm Australia  Eastern Standard Time.  Images captured in the last three years in Antarctica, the sub-Antarctic and Southern Ocean are eligible and photographers retain their copyright.  Finalists […]

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Antarctic Photo Competition Warms Up

RSV Aurora Australis "parked" in a large sea ice floe

Beautiful Images of Antarctica  Antarctic photographers are coming out of the darkroom with an extraordinary collection of images that will carry you away to the frozen continent.  In a challenging environment (cold batteries, fogged lenses and numb fingers make photography an extreme sport in Antarctica), expeditioners still manage to capture startling images at sea, from the […]

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Antarctic Festival Launched by Tasmanian Premier

© Eric J Woehler
© Eric J Woehler

Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman launched the new Australian Antarctic Festival on Monday 18 April, 2016, quoting figures that show 1,200 full-time jobs and $400 million in economic turnover in Tasmania are directly linked to the Antarctic industry. The 2016 Australian Antarctic Festival (Sept 8-11), staged on the Hobart waterfront, celebrates Australia’s long and historic links […]

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Australia’s Loneliest Outpost

Mawson's Huts Foundataion

On a viciously wind-scoured outcrop of rock at Denison Point on Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica, there stands a set of buildings almost miraculously preserved for the last 104 years.  The pre-fabricated wooden huts were erected by the members of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, which departed Hobart in December 1911 to map the coast of East Antarctica and […]

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Festival Celebrates Antarctic Community

photo courtesy Chimu Adventures

Australian Antarctic Festival Goes Live! The Australian Antarctic Festival celebrates the thriving Antarctic community in Tasmania, and the important work that Australia does in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean.  Timed to engage with the exciting run-up to the first summer voyages of the new Antarctic season, we’ll introduce you to the people and organisations that […]

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The Huskies Are Back!

Image courtesy Sled Dogs Adventures, Tasmania

Huskies on the Waterfront – Sunday 11 September   We are delighted to welcome the huskies back to the Hobart waterfront, with an exciting re-creation of the return of an early Antarctic expedition.  Tethered to an authentic historical sled, these energetic dogs will race along Franklin Wharf from Hunter Street to Salamanca on Sunday 11 September from 11:00 […]

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