Antarctica & South Georgia

April 9, 2018

Joanna Lentini, Antarctica

Antarctica. A word that conjures images of wild, vast expanses of nothingness. A place where adjectives such as harsh and desolate cannot begin do the realities of the space justice. A feeling that evokes a sense of curiosity.  The wonder of what this world would look like without our fingerprints smudged across it. Where an abundance of wildlife roams…and populates some of the landscape in the way that only humans do. 

Perhaps it’s something that is engrained in the collective unconscious of us all. But I’ve always had an inclination towards places devoid of humans—places so raw and alive. And so, a journey to the continent had been on my mind for many years.

This past March, I co-organized a small group of adventurous souls to the land before time. Putting the connection that was felt into words is beyond me at the moment. I haven’t had enough time to reflect on the experience. But like every journey, I know that it has changed me once again.

I hope you enjoy the images and find outdoor spaces that nurture your soul. Remember, we don’t need to travel to the ends of the earth to do so…

“If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.” ―Andrew Denton

 

Joanna Lentini, Gentoo Penguin, Shetland Islands, Antarctica

 

Joanna Lentini, South Georgia

 

Joanna Lentini, Antarctica

 

Joanna Lentini, South Georgia, Albatross

 

Joanna Lentini, Antarctica

 

Joanna Lentini, South Georgia, elephant seals

 

Joanna Lentini, South Georgia, king penguin

 

king penguin, south georgia, joanna lentini

 

Joanna Lentini, South Georgia, King penguins

 

 

Siena International Photography Awards

October 30, 2017

The Siena International Photography Awards recently recognized one of my images, Between the Sheets, in its annual photography competition. The image is of a kittiwake cruising over pack ice around 80º north in the Arctic Circle.

The image was entered into the Fragile Ice category and was awarded “Remarkable Artwork.”

 

Some images from the awards ceremony and exhibit Beyond the Lens in Siena, Italy:



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trip Report: Sea of Cortez

October 18, 2017

Our first organized trip to the Sea of Cortez was a success! Our group encountered playful sea lions at Los Islotes, whale sharks filter-feeding plankton in La Paz Bay, and dozens of mobula rays feeding at night in Isla Espiritu Santo National Park. We camped under the stars in the national park, soaked up the sun’s rays and had a healthy dose of vitamin sea!

Here are some images of what we encountered during that gorgeous week in Baja:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stamford, CT | Art Festival

September 18, 2017

We had another successful year displaying our work at Stamford’s Arts & Crafts on Bedford festival. We had two fun-filled days of meeting so many like-minded people and sharing stories of travel and wildlife encounters. Here are some images from the weekend:

 





 

 

 

Presentations at Sea Gypsies & Scuba Sports Club

September 1, 2017

In August, I had the pleasure of presenting on the power of photography in conservation to the Westchester Scuba Sports Club as well as the joy of photographing sea lions in La Paz, Mexico to the NYC Sea Gypsies Club.

Speaking about photographing sea lions in La Paz, Mexico

 

At the NYC Sea Gypsies Club meeting

 

At the Westchester Scuba Sports Club with Allan Rios and Denise Blais — Photo by Gary Lehman