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Lauren Bath | Australia @laurenepbath

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Well my friends, this is my last shot from Antarctica (South Georgia) for now ... I’m so sad that the trip is over but I know that this is a place I’ll see again. I’m super excited to see that heaps of you have followed @Aurora_Expeditions because they have super exciting things planned for their Instagram account now that my Takeover is finished. If you want to see gorgeous photography, and be inspired to travel to beautiful parts of the world, then check them out. I promise I’ll have lots of latergrams from this trip because I have LOADS of photos left! #AuroraExpeditions
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#AuroraExpeditions #ASTW #Antarctica #Zodiac #ZodiacCruise  #SouthGeorgia #GoldHarbour #ZodiacLanding #🇦🇶 #OlympusInspired  #EverythingAntarctica #NatGeoYourShot #YourShotPhotographer #BBCTravel #Penguin #KingPenguin #🐧
@laurenepbath

Well my friends, this is my last shot from Antarctica (South Georgia) for now ... I’m so sad that the trip is over but I know that this is a place I’ll see again. I’m super excited to see that heaps of you have followed @Aurora Expeditions because they have super exciting things planned for their Instagram account now that my Takeover is finished. If you want to see gorgeous photography, and be inspired to travel to beautiful parts of the world, then check them out. I promise I’ll have lots of latergrams from this trip because I have LOADS of photos left! #auroraexpeditions . . . . . #auroraexpeditions #astw #antarctica #zodiac #zodiaccruise #southgeorgia #goldharbour #zodiaclanding #🇦🇶 #olympusinspired #everythingantarctica #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #bbctravel #penguin #kingpenguin #🐧

Good morning!! Omg, I’ve shared so many photos of penguins from Antarctica and South Georgia but I also wanted to show you some photos from the ship. This was shot as we were cruising from one part of South Georgia to another. The weather was WILD, we were rocking and rolling but everyone single person on board was up in the bridge watching this incredible light. Picture this: sun rays piercing the cloud, the ocean illuminated and seals diving and swimming alongside us. Heaven. @Aurora_Expeditions #AuroraExpeditions
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#Antarctica #Zodiac #ZodiacCruise  #SouthGeorgia #GoldHarbour #ShipCruise #🇦🇶 #OlympusInspired  #EverythingAntarctica #NatGeoYourShot #YourShotPhotographer #BBCTravel #Sunset
@laurenepbath

Good morning!! Omg, I’ve shared so many photos of penguins from Antarctica and South Georgia but I also wanted to show you some photos from the ship. This was shot as we were cruising from one part of South Georgia to another. The weather was WILD, we were rocking and rolling but everyone single person on board was up in the bridge watching this incredible light. Picture this: sun rays piercing the cloud, the ocean illuminated and seals diving and swimming alongside us. Heaven. @Aurora Expeditions #auroraexpeditions . . . . . #antarctica #zodiac #zodiaccruise #southgeorgia #goldharbour #shipcruise #🇦🇶 #olympusinspired #everythingantarctica #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #bbctravel #sunset

Okay, almost enough time has elapsed that I can actually start to form cohesive thoughts around my experience at Gold Harbour. Also known as the most overwhelming photography experience of my life! I walked away barely knowing if I had a salvageable shot but later edited dozens of favourites. The best part of shooting here were the moments were I got to sit down on the beach, breathe deeply and watch the magic happening all around me. Penguins going out to fish, penguins coming in from fishing. Elephant seals rolling around in the sand and boisterous fur seals chasing intrepid guests up the beach. Giant petrels and skuas flying high, looking for vulnerable seals to target and albatross chilling on the shore break. It was an overwhelming overload for all the senses. @Aurora_Expeditions #AuroraExpeditions
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#Antarctica #Zodiac #ZodiacCruise  #SouthGeorgia #GoldHarbour #ZodiacLanding #🇦🇶 #OlympusInspired  #EverythingAntarctica #NatGeoYourShot #YourShotPhotographer #BBCTravel #KingPenguin #BabyPenguin #🐧
@laurenepbath

Okay, almost enough time has elapsed that I can actually start to form cohesive thoughts around my experience at Gold Harbour. Also known as the most overwhelming photography experience of my life! I walked away barely knowing if I had a salvageable shot but later edited dozens of favourites. The best part of shooting here were the moments were I got to sit down on the beach, breathe deeply and watch the magic happening all around me. Penguins going out to fish, penguins coming in from fishing. Elephant seals rolling around in the sand and boisterous fur seals chasing intrepid guests up the beach. Giant petrels and skuas flying high, looking for vulnerable seals to target and albatross chilling on the shore break. It was an overwhelming overload for all the senses. @Aurora Expeditions #auroraexpeditions . . . . . #antarctica #zodiac #zodiaccruise #southgeorgia #goldharbour #zodiaclanding #🇦🇶 #olympusinspired #everythingantarctica #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer

Good morning!! Okay, so I keep saying this to myself, but I think this might be my favourite shot from Antarctica! This was the very first penguin that I saw on our very first excursion; a Zodiac cruise around Enterprise Island. Everyone in our Zodiac literally couldn’t believe their eyes when we saw her and there were delighted screams of “penguinnnnnnn 😱😱😱!”... Little did we know that we were about to see more penguins than our brains could process. But this little gal? She was the first. Even more special was that I resisted the urge to shoot a close up and instead managed to compose something with a beautiful iceberg in the back. 🐧❤️ There’s another penguin shot over at @Aurora_Expeditions today (I’m doing a takeover), which one is the best? #AuroraExpeditions .
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#Antarctica #Zodiac #ZodiacCruise  #EnterpriseIsland  #🇦🇶 #OlympusInspired  #AntarcticPeninsula #EverythingAntarctica #NatGeoYourShot #YourShotPhotographer #BBCTravel #ASTW #Penguin #Iceberg
@laurenepbath

Good morning!! Okay, so I keep saying this to myself, but I think this might be my favourite shot from Antarctica! This was the very first penguin that I saw on our very first excursion; a Zodiac cruise around Enterprise Island. Everyone in our Zodiac literally couldn’t believe their eyes when we saw her and there were delighted screams of “penguinnnnnnn 😱😱😱!”... Little did we know that we were about to see more penguins than our brains could process. But this little gal? She was the first. Even more special was that I resisted the urge to shoot a close up and instead managed to compose something with a beautiful iceberg in the back. 🐧❤️ There’s another penguin shot over at @Aurora Expeditions today (I’m doing a takeover), which one is the best? #auroraexpeditions . . . . . #antarctica #zodiac #zodiaccruise #enterpriseisland #🇦🇶 #olympusinspired #antarcticpeninsula #everythingantarctica #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #bbctravel #astw #penguin

Okay, if you think that penguins are cute then you obviously haven’t seen ... BABY FUR SEALS!! During my cruise with Aurora Expeditions we did a really interesting 6km hike on South Georgia to recreate some of Shackleton’s epic journey. (I’m uploading a story about Shackleton here > @Aurora_Expeditions , if you’re interested?) When we disembarked the Zodiacs at Fortuna Bay we were besieged by dozens of baby seals, taking one step forward for every step we took back. They are the literal puppies of the sea and are understandably adorable. ❤️ Don’t forget that I’m also posting over at Aurora for my takeover, so if you can’t get enough of this place then check the photos at @Aurora_Expeditions as well. .
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#AuroraExpeditions #ASTW #Antarctica #Zodiac #ZodiacCruise  #SouthGeorgia #FortunaBay #ZodiacLanding #🇦🇶 #OlympusInspired  #EverythingAntarctica #NatGeoYourShot #YourShotPhotographer #BBCTravel #Seal #FurSeal #BabySeal
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Okay, if you think that penguins are cute then you obviously haven’t seen ... BABY FUR SEALS!! During my cruise with Aurora Expeditions we did a really interesting 6km hike on South Georgia to recreate some of Shackleton’s epic journey. (I’m uploading a story about Shackleton here > @Aurora Expeditions , if you’re interested?) When we disembarked the Zodiacs at Fortuna Bay we were besieged by dozens of baby seals, taking one step forward for every step we took back. They are the literal puppies of the sea and are understandably adorable. ❤️ Don’t forget that I’m also posting over at Aurora for my takeover, so if you can’t get enough of this place then check the photos at @Aurora Expeditions as well. . . . . . #auroraexpeditions #astw #antarctica #zodiac #zodiaccruise #southgeorgia #fortunabay #zodiaclanding #🇦🇶 #olympusinspired #everythingantarctica #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #bbctravel #seal #furseal #babyseal

Omg, I can’t believe that I’ve been posting about Antarctica for a week already and I haven’t shown you an iceberg yet! Haha. Icebergs are as iconic to Antarctica as snow is, and many boats have all kinds of bets on as to when the first “berg” will be sighted. I don’t think that any words can truly describe what it’s like to be cruising around these crazy ice sculptures. They are as cool as penguins! 😱😱 Starting from today I’m also going to be posting images over on @Aurora_Expeditions as part of the takeover I’m doing. My most very favourite penguin shot is already live if you want to check it out? 😏😍😀 #AuroraExpeditions .
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#Antarctica #ShipCruise #ZodiacCruise  #VisitArgentina #🇦🇶 #Argentina #Zodiac #AntarcticPeninsula #EverythingAntarctica #NatGeoYourShot #BBCTravel #DancoCoast #PortalPoint
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Omg, I can’t believe that I’ve been posting about Antarctica for a week already and I haven’t shown you an iceberg yet! Haha. Icebergs are as iconic to Antarctica as snow is, and many boats have all kinds of bets on as to when the first “berg” will be sighted. I don’t think that any words can truly describe what it’s like to be cruising around these crazy ice sculptures. They are as cool as penguins! 😱😱 Starting from today I’m also going to be posting images over on @Aurora Expeditions as part of the takeover I’m doing. My most very favourite penguin shot is already live if you want to check it out? 😏😍😀 #auroraexpeditions . . . . . #antarctica #shipcruise #zodiaccruise #visitargentina #🇦🇶 #argentina #zodiac #antarcticpeninsula #everythingantarctica #natgeoyourshot #bbctravel #dancocoast #portalpoint

I’m really, really curious to hear your thoughts on this shot? Originally, when I was editing and sorting through everything, I had no intention of sharing this one. However, I’ve since shown a few friends and every one of them said it’s a perspective they’ve never seen before and they love it! Were they lying? You guys tell me! Lol. So what is it? You’re looking at a very small portion of a colony of King Penguins on South Georgia, taken from the top of a hill after a very slippery and treacherous hike through the tussock grass. The wider perspective showed more penguins than you can even imagine in your dreams, I’ll share a shot on one of my stories so you can see what I mean. For now though, tell me what you think? Thanks especially go to our Aurora Expeditions leader Howard for safety getting us to shore in less than optimum conditions, and for sharing his secret hike with us. 😍🐧 @Aurora_Expeditions #AuroraExpeditions
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#Antarctica #Zodiac #ZodiacCruise  #SouthGeorgia #SalisburyPlain #ZodiacLanding #🇦🇶 #OlympusInspired  #EverythingAntarctica #NatGeoYourShot #YourShotPhotographer #BBCTravel #KingPenguin #BabyPenguin #🐧 #TussockGrass #WheresWally
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I’m really, really curious to hear your thoughts on this shot? Originally, when I was editing and sorting through everything, I had no intention of sharing this one. However, I’ve since shown a few friends and every one of them said it’s a perspective they’ve never seen before and they love it! Were they lying? You guys tell me! Lol. So what is it? You’re looking at a very small portion of a colony of King Penguins on South Georgia, taken from the top of a hill after a very slippery and treacherous hike through the tussock grass. The wider perspective showed more penguins than you can even imagine in your dreams, I’ll share a shot on one of my stories so you can see what I mean. For now though, tell me what you think? Thanks especially go to our Aurora Expeditions leader Howard for safety getting us to shore in less than optimum conditions, and for sharing his secret hike with us. 😍🐧 @Aurora Expeditions #auroraexpeditions . . . . . #antarctica #zodiac #zodiaccruise

Instagram LIVE announcement! Guys, I have been so blown away by how much you’ve loved my Antarctica shots so I’ve decided to do a LIVE tomorrow to chat about the trip! I’m going to aim for 10:00 AM Gold Coast time, which is 11:00 Sydney time and you can work out your own time zones from there. I’ll try and get my new story up before I go live so you’ll have more questions. Haha. This is also a shot from the trip, during a rare window of stunning light! Our ship had just come through the Lemaire Channel and arrived at the Iceberg Graveyard. As we were loading the Zodiacs for a cruise the sun broke through and illuminated the nearby mountains to gorgeous effect. @Aurora_Expeditions #AuroraExpeditions
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#Antarctica #ShipCruise #LemaireChannel #🇦🇶 #AntarcticPeninsula #IcebergGraveyard #EverythingAntarctica #NatGeoYourShot #BBCTravel #Zodiac #ZodiacCruise #OlympusInspired
@laurenepbath

Instagram LIVE announcement! Guys, I have been so blown away by how much you’ve loved my Antarctica shots so I’ve decided to do a LIVE tomorrow to chat about the trip! I’m going to aim for 10:00 AM Gold Coast time, which is 11:00 Sydney time and you can work out your own time zones from there. I’ll try and get my new story up before I go live so you’ll have more questions. Haha. This is also a shot from the trip, during a rare window of stunning light! Our ship had just come through the Lemaire Channel and arrived at the Iceberg Graveyard. As we were loading the Zodiacs for a cruise the sun broke through and illuminated the nearby mountains to gorgeous effect. @Aurora Expeditions #auroraexpeditions . . . . . #antarctica #shipcruise #lemairechannel #🇦🇶 #antarcticpeninsula #iceberggraveyard #everythingantarctica #natgeoyourshot #bbctravel #zodiac #zodiaccruise #olympusinspired

So fluffy I’m gonna die!! 😱😱😱 This is a baby King Penguin, photographed at Gold Harbour during an “Aurora Expeditions” shore excursion. Like so many of you I’ve seen photos of these babies before, but nothing prepares you for the real deal. They are FLUFFY!!!!! These babies stand very still to conserve their energy and they are hilarious to watch. Whilst the adults come and go, the babies just stand like this. 😂😂 I’ve talked a lot about how stinky I’ve found the penguin colonies I visited in Antarctica, but this place wasn’t smelly at all. Whether it’s because of the sandy beach, instead of hard rocks, or because King Penguins just have better hygiene I’m not sure. I was just grateful for the reprieve. Haha. @Aurora_Expeditions #AuroraExpeditions
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#Antarctica #Zodiac #ZodiacCruise  #SouthGeorgia #GoldHarbour #ZodiacLanding #🇦🇶 #OlympusInspired  #EverythingAntarctica #NatGeoYourShot #YourShotPhotographer #BBCTravel #KingPenguin #BabyPenguin #🐧
@laurenepbath

So fluffy I’m gonna die!! 😱😱😱 This is a baby King Penguin, photographed at Gold Harbour during an “Aurora Expeditions” shore excursion. Like so many of you I’ve seen photos of these babies before, but nothing prepares you for the real deal. They are FLUFFY!!!!! These babies stand very still to conserve their energy and they are hilarious to watch. Whilst the adults come and go, the babies just stand like this. 😂😂 I’ve talked a lot about how stinky I’ve found the penguin colonies I visited in Antarctica, but this place wasn’t smelly at all. Whether it’s because of the sandy beach, instead of hard rocks, or because King Penguins just have better hygiene I’m not sure. I was just grateful for the reprieve. Haha. @Aurora Expeditions #auroraexpeditions . . . . . #antarctica #zodiac #zodiaccruise #southgeorgia #goldharbour #zodiaclanding #🇦🇶 #olympusinspired #everythingantarctica #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #bbctravel #kingpenguin

Arghh, I’m loving all the feedback on my Antarctica shots so far! I can’t believe how much interest there is in this incredibly unique destination. Here’s a little more on Aurora Expeditions and the activities we did onboard... Firstly, small group travel is the ONLY way to travel to Antarctica. If you’re with a small group then your expedition team can facilitate lots of excursions and landings. Our ship had a fleet of Zodiacs that we piled into for our adventures. Often we were shuttled to the shore for a landing, but sometimes we simply cruised around in the Zodiacs exploring the landscape from up close and personal. This was one such day, a particularly wild and windy day, at Astrolabe Island. We were enthralled by the chinstrap penguin colonies and nesting cormorants, but the highlight of the cruise was seeing this leopard seal sleeping off a feed on a rocking iceberg. The peaceful shot you see is actually the result of much trial and error to get a good angle of the icy shelf, and a sharp shot due to the seas. I hope it makes you smile. 💙 @Aurora_Expeditions #AuroraExpeditions
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#Antarctica #Zodiac #ZodiacCruise  #AstrolabeIsland  #🇦🇶 #OlympusInspired  #AntarcticPeninsula #EverythingAntarctica #NatGeoYourShot #YourShotPhotographer #BBCTravel #LeopardSeal #Seal
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Arghh, I’m loving all the feedback on my Antarctica shots so far! I can’t believe how much interest there is in this incredibly unique destination. Here’s a little more on Aurora Expeditions and the activities we did onboard... Firstly, small group travel is the ONLY way to travel to Antarctica. If you’re with a small group then your expedition team can facilitate lots of excursions and landings. Our ship had a fleet of Zodiacs that we piled into for our adventures. Often we were shuttled to the shore for a landing, but sometimes we simply cruised around in the Zodiacs exploring the landscape from up close and personal. This was one such day, a particularly wild and windy day, at Astrolabe Island. We were enthralled by the chinstrap penguin colonies and nesting cormorants, but the highlight of the cruise was seeing this leopard seal sleeping off a feed on a rocking iceberg. The peaceful shot you see is actually the result of much trial and error to get a good angle of the icy

Oh my friends, if I could bottle a smell then perhaps you wouldn’t ooh and aah over this shot quite so much! 😂 Have you ever smelled a colony of half a million penguins? It’s like a cross between rotten fish (krill), poo and regurgitation to the power of half a million! 🐧🙊 Amazingly, despite the smell, this was one of the most intense afternoons of my life. This is Gourdin Island on the Antarctic Peninsula, home to all three species of brush tail penguin; Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie. As the Zodiacs pulled up to the shore and we disembarked I clearly remember my first glimpse at the poo, vomit and fish splattered population. Take a closer look at this shot for orange streaked stains down the penguins fronts. Through all of my experiences with penguins I must say that Adélie’s (pictured) seem to be the messiest “regurgitators” around, other colonies looked nothing like this. 🐟😂 Regular shore landings are one of the many, many reasons to choose a company like Aurora Expeditions when traveling to Antarctica. If there’s more than 100 people on your ship then landings are limited and staggered. 💁🏼‍♀️ @Aurora_Expeditions #AuroraExpeditions
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#Antarctica #ShipCruise #LemaireChannel  #🇦🇶 #OlympusInspired  #AntarcticPeninsula #EverythingAntarctica #NatGeoYourShot #🐧#YourShotPhotographer #BBCTravel #Penguin #Gentoo
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Oh my friends, if I could bottle a smell then perhaps you wouldn’t ooh and aah over this shot quite so much! 😂 Have you ever smelled a colony of half a million penguins? It’s like a cross between rotten fish (krill), poo and regurgitation to the power of half a million! 🐧🙊 Amazingly, despite the smell, this was one of the most intense afternoons of my life. This is Gourdin Island on the Antarctic Peninsula, home to all three species of brush tail penguin; Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie. As the Zodiacs pulled up to the shore and we disembarked I clearly remember my first glimpse at the poo, vomit and fish splattered population. Take a closer look at this shot for orange streaked stains down the penguins fronts. Through all of my experiences with penguins I must say that Adélie’s (pictured) seem to be the messiest “regurgitators” around, other colonies looked nothing like this. 🐟😂 Regular shore landings are one of the many, many reasons to choose a company like

I’m back and I’ve missed you all so much! The past three weeks has been my longest stint away from Instagram in over 8 years! I’ve just come back from ANTARCTICA!!! 😱😱😱 I’ve been working with Aurora Expeditions to explore the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia and it has been the biggest adventure of my life. In fact, it’s been so incredible that I’m almost lost for words as to how to explain it to you. How do you describe the feeling of being on a beach and being outnumbered by animals at 10,000 to 1? How can I make you envision what a cruise through the icy Lemaire Channel sounds like, and looks like? How can I put into words the feeling of plunging into zero degree waters under a glacier, all for the bragging rights of being a “Polar Plunger”? And how can a picture summon a smell in someone who’s never visited a gentoo penguin colony of half a million animals. (Hint: worst smell EVER!) I hope that my posts and stories can at least invoke some emotion in you. Antarctica is the final frontier for intrepid travelers and I can’t wait to share it all with you. @Aurora_Expeditions #AuroraExpeditions
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#Antarctica #ShipCruise #LemaireChannel #VisitArgentina #🇦🇶 #Argentina #AntarcticPeninsula #EverythingAntarctica #NatGeoYourShot #BBCTravel
@laurenepbath

I’m back and I’ve missed you all so much! The past three weeks has been my longest stint away from Instagram in over 8 years! I’ve just come back from ANTARCTICA!!! 😱😱😱 I’ve been working with Aurora Expeditions to explore the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia and it has been the biggest adventure of my life. In fact, it’s been so incredible that I’m almost lost for words as to how to explain it to you. How do you describe the feeling of being on a beach and being outnumbered by animals at 10,000 to 1? How can I make you envision what a cruise through the icy Lemaire Channel sounds like, and looks like? How can I put into words the feeling of plunging into zero degree waters under a glacier, all for the bragging rights of being a “Polar Plunger”? And how can a picture summon a smell in someone who’s never visited a gentoo penguin colony of half a million animals. (Hint: worst smell EVER!) I hope that my posts and stories can at least invoke some emotion

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