Philip Stone photographs Weddel seals on an ice flow in Errara Channel

Antarctic snapshots

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s amazing rescue of his stranded crew from Elephant Island in the Antarctic.

Most people will not get the chance to visit Antarctica but you can enjoy the stunning vistas and hear about the amazing wildlife at a free presentation by Philip Stone on Wednesday, February 24.  Stone was part of a twelve person “expedition team” who accompanied travelers on a cruise to the Antarctic in the fall of 2015.  Their journey re-traced much of the route and visited some of the places pivotal to Shackleton’s saga.

“The midnight sun was one of the biggest challenges of the trip.” said Stone “There were so many amazing things to see that it’s easy to forget to rest.”

You can enjoy some stunning images and video in comfort at Stone’s presentation.  The evening will cover the wildlife, scenery and some of the history surrounding Shackleton’s epic.  Antarctic Snapshots takes place on Wednesday, February 24 from 7 – 8:30pm at Outdoor Addictions in Campbellton (1980 Island Highway – beside On the Rocks climbing gym).  The presentation is free but please phone 250-286-1184 to book your spot.