21 Photos of Antarctica: The B-Sides

“You broke my heart” she wept as she waddled away looking at her feet.

21 Photos of Antarctica: The B-Sides

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In the wonderful land that is Antarctica I took 0n average 400 pictures a day.  Of those pictures I kept about 20-40 each day.  Of those 20-40 only about 2-4 made their way onto the pages of this blog.  Some of the images have sold, others have kind of just sat on my external hard drive begging to see the light of day.  Here are the poor images that have been wasting away on my hard drive.  Here are 21 photos from Antarctica: The B-Sides.

“Uhmmm, is that fog or is Snoop Dogg coming this way?”

“You’re only 3 minutes older than me, how did you get so tall so fast??”

“Hehe, these people in this boat think I’m just a rock that looks like a face, wait until I blow on them!”

“Hehe, there is another shag… How can they not expect other birds to think they are easy when they’re called ‘shags'”

Russians inside of the ship: “3,2,1 Ready or not here I come!!!”

“Hey you with a camera, you’re not getting me to sign a model release for any less than 300$”

“Guys, get your cameras ready, I found us some Humans!!” “I told you human watching would be fun honey!”

“I wonder if I can shoot my spray far enough to get these Gringos wet?”

“Enough of this air stuff, I’m getting down to where the crill is flowin’ and the humpbacks are easy”

Snow: “I feel so used, they just ride me and leave”

“After the drake passage, I thought this photo was level”

“Honey, I swear I did not hook up with that penguin, please come home.”

“Captain, I don’t think we can get close enough to that glacier.” “Nonsense! I need that ice for my Gin and Tonic.”

“When is Mommy coming home? Do you know how uncomfortable it is to be in this position under your dad?”

“Don’t ever complain about your office not having A/C, we over did it in our building.”

“Why does my cup not say ‘World’s Greatest Travel Writer?’ This is not acceptable!”

“Dude, Snoop Dogg just came by here, I am bakeeeed!”

“Good news Captain. I think we’ve found accessible Gin and Tonic ice!”

“I hope the dude that lives in that house doesn’t mind the cold”

“Grass in Antarctica… who knew??” Snopp: “Did someone say grass?”

What did I miss?

On Monday I posted a photo essay on the beautiful colonial town of Colonia del Sacramento.

What’s next?

After a memories detour back to Antarctica I will come at you with something I’ve been holding back for a while.  992 Photos compressed into about a minute in a half.  Buenos Aires in Time Elapse is finally here!”

Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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  1. I seriously have tears in my eyes. There just simply are NO words to tell you how much I love these photos.

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    • Haha… sorry Andi, I didn’t mean to make you cry 😉

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  2. OMG WOW… I LOVE THESE PHOTOS… they are 1) so damn cute 2) so damn pretty 3) so damn amazing.

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  3. Amazing photos. Very jealous 🙂

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    • Ya, the orca down there have yellow faces rather than white because of something they eat. I think it’s the crill, but I can’t remember for sure

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  4. Great photos, that guy must be pretty lonely living in that house. Other then the tourist that show up to take some photos of his home 🙂

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    • Put in your dues and you’ll make it there as well!!! Amazing place!

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  5. Bro seeing these photos is like reliving my Antarctica trip ALL OVER AGAIN… so you down on going to the south pole with me to see the King Penguins? lol great shots man

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    • I’m in, when do we leave? I think there are king penguins in South Georgia though aren’t there? Regardless, I’m in on a trip to the South Pole, when do we leave?

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    • I’m in, when do we leave? I think there are king penguins in South Georgia though aren’t there? Regardless, I’m in on a trip to the South Pole, when do we leave?

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  6. Why are there so many references to Snoop? Were you blitzed when you wrote this?

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  7. Antarctica is already no 1 on my ‘must go’ list and your photo’s have just ramped it up some more – awesome

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    • It’s an amazing place Viciki!

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  8. I love the captions!

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    • I wish I could be a professional caption writer… although I’m not exactly politically correct am I?

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  9. Great photos, you’re rejected photos put my regular photos to shame. Hilarious captions… love the seal one.

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    • Tahnks Louise. I have to say, captioning these photos was more fun than captioning any thing else!

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  10. Wonderful photo essay, I love the one of the Orca surfacing!

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    • You need to go to the west coast of Canada in the summer then. They guarantee you’ll see them or your money back

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  11. B sides? These are great. The captions are hilarious, you’ve got a talent for that. What an awesomely(cold) experience! Btw, snoop rocks.

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  12. Nome nice shots here Brendan, you should be proud of these mate. I hope to get to Antarctica one day. It’s on the list, but always seems to slip through the net every time I plan another trip. One day……

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  13. I would love to see the 20-40 one, but I bet the one that made to this page is your favorite one and I really enjoy looking at them. Great shots!

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  14. Is that seriously grass? Isn’t it really lichen or something?

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