Antarctica Photo Book
Sailing Expedition with the Bark Europa
Enjoy a selection of 100 large-format photographs that will take you on a journey aboard the tall ship Bark Europa to one of the oldest continents and the last great wilderness on earth: Antarctica.
Vast landscapes with towering mountains and old volcanoes, endless glaciers and dramatic coastlines. The weather and wildlife are just as diverse and surprising. Every day is different.
- Premium hardcover book
- Book dimensions: 30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8")
- Over 100 color photographs by Jan Erik Waider
- 112 pages of high-quality paper (200 gsm)
- Balanced focus on landscape, nature, wildlife, historic sites and the ship
- Printed on FSC-certified paper in Germany
$60.00 + worldwide shipping (from Germany)
About the voyage
Even after two years apart, I‘m still not sure what really happened there: it was one of the most surreal and beautiful experiences of my life, albeit very exhausting on several levels. Antarctica is a place you must work hard for —you can‘t just hop on a plane that will fly you there in comfort. Traveling with the sailing ship Bark Europa was definitely the right choice to get a small glimpse of how the old explorers must have felt on their search for the white continent or the end of the world.
Both the crew and my fellow passengers felt like a little family during this twenty-four-day voyage (map of the trip) from mid-December 2019 to early January 2020.
Over 100 photographs on premium paper:
The route of the voyage
We started in Punta Arenas (Chile); sailed through the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel; passed Cape Horn; before heading for the infamous Drake Passage towards the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. On the way back, we traversed the Drake Passage again for about four days, heading for Ushuaia (Argentina), where the voyage ended.
The Bark Europa
The EUROPA was built in 1911 under the name of "Senator Brockes" at the Stulcken shipyard in Hamburg, on behalf of the city of Hamburg. The ship was commissioned as lightship "Elbe 3" on the river Elbe and later served as a standby vessel.
In 1986 the ship was brought to the Netherlands. In a period of 8 years the ship was completely rebuilt and rigged as a three-masted barque. The Bark Europa is registered as a sail training vessel and participation in the sailing and operation of the ship is part of the overall experience on board. → More information
With a selection of 100 photos I would like to take you with me on this unforgettable journey.
About the author
My name is Jan, and I'm a visual artist and fine art photographer based in Hamburg. My work focuses on atmospheric and abstract landscape photography of the polar regions: Norway, Iceland, Greenland and beyond. Read more about me, discover my fine art and landscape series or learn about my coaching services for photographers.