Antarctica on converted salvage tug M/Y Lone Ranger

Land of Snow and Ice.

‘Dedicated to the talented crew of M/Y Lone Ranger’

This is a collection of Antartica landscape photography I recently edited. In 2005 the 255ft converted salvage tug Lone Ranger visited Antarctica and we were lucky enough to be on board at the time.  I stumbled upon this collection while sorting out my photos and was once again astounded by the beauty of the landscape. I ended up with quite a large collection of the crew photography as my half own photos were lost. The crew were great and shared some of their photos. A few of the guys on board had decent DSLR’s capable of high-res images.  Most of us used what was referred to as “piscams”  – small pocket-sized low-res cameras which the crew (including me at the time) used to carry around in our pockets. The thinking was that if you lost your camera (while out on shore leave) or it fell into the drink as mine eventually did in Charlotteville, Tobago – it would be no great loss.  (it still was) Looking back I am incredibly inspired by the images the crew captured while they went about our duties.  These moments of reaching for this landscape are forever etched in my mind.

Karin Diepgrond (Chief Stew )

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  1. Collin Nicholson July 23, 2016 at 11:34 am #

    Great Pictures and memories second to none. Rounding Cape Horn, crossing Drake Passage and into the Ice. It was a trip sailors dream of and very few manage to do. Collin Nicholson.

  2. Richard Taylor July 24, 2016 at 9:27 pm #

    Hey Karin, lovely work. Just visited Marc, Bell and the boys yesterday. Cooper now has his drivers license and Riley sat with my Daughter Addison(3) and played nicely while we caught up. Lone Ranger family still strong after all these years. Hope you are both well. Thanks for putting the pictures and word together. Loved them. X

  3. Karin Diepgrond July 25, 2016 at 6:14 am #

    Thanks Collin and Richard for commenting. So glad you enjoyed the images. There are plenty more photos and they are all just as good. What an adventure it was!