Where is Arctic Kingdom Today?

June 9th, 2009 | By | Filed in Uncategorized

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This morning, Graham sent me coordinates for the team members Thomas Lennartz and Michael Robertson‘s current location. The two are working on the ice near Baffin Island with a Spanish filmaking crew and a private photographer, respectively.

This sort of piggybacking (two separate expeditions sharing one location in or around the same time frame) is one of the strategies Arctic Kingdom employs to minimize expedition costs while keeping the highest standards for safety and comfort in the field. Read More →

Narwhal Week: BBC NEWS ‘Arctic Unicorns’ Video Captures the Elusive Narwhal

June 2nd, 2009 | By | Filed in Uncategorized

via BBC NEWS, ‘Arctic unicorns’ in icy display.

This week, I’m highlighting narwhals in honor of Arctic Kingdom’s upcoming expedition to Lancaster Sound. The expedition’s primary goal is to view and swim with narwhal and beluga as they begin their summer migration.

So I was thrilled when I stumbled upon that video up there. This is what the Lancaster Sound trip is all about! Read More →

Featured Video: Swimming with Whales & Camping on Sea Ice in the Arctic

May 27th, 2009 | By | Filed in Uncategorized

Harsh though it seems, the High Arctic teems with life. One of the things I love about this video is how much of that life is in evidence, from large mammals, including narwhal and beluga, to the clouds of plankton that swirl around the camera and divers. And check out the crazy undersea plant life that shows up at around 1:42!

This video also showcases the diving, photographic opportunities, and natural beauty that make Lancaster Sound one of our most popular destinations. Visit the trip page to find out how you can join the fun!

“Everyone Thinks We’re Crazy. But it’s a Lot of Fun”: Arctic Kingdom on Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet

May 12th, 2009 | By | Filed in Uncategorized

One of the draws of diving under the ice is the visibility — the colder water is, the clearer it gets, making winter one of the best times to view underwater sites such as the St. Lawrence River’s shipwrecks and lost villages.

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