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Southern Light

Photography of Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands

by (author) Dave Brosha

foreword by Joe McNally & Curtis Jones

RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
Initial publish date
Oct 2021
Landscapes, Pictorials, Photoessays & Documentaries
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Photographer Dave Brosha’s follow up to Northern Light accentuates the beautiful, fragile, and remote landscapes of Earth’s southernmost regions.

When one thinks of the most remote place on Earth, Antarctica is a strong candidate for many people. It's a remarkably isolated place, a place with some of the harshest weather systems on the planet, and a place that is both prohibitively expensive and logistically challenging to travel to. Despite this challenging persona, Antarctica is home to some of the most stunning beauty on the planet - home to an abundance of thriving and diverse wildlife populations and incredibly dramatic landscapes.

In this collection of photographs from Antarctica and it's geographic neighbours, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, respected nature and portrait photographer and writer, Dave Brosha, turns his attention to documenting one of the "ends of the Earth" in the hope of bringing attention and focus to one of our world's most pristine and beautiful areas.

About the authors

Dave Brosha has had exhibitions of his work in the Northwest Territories and elsewhere in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Spain and Germany. His images have appeared in Photo Life, Practical Photography, Canadian Geographic, Maclean’s, The Independent (UK), The Globe and Mail, The Sunday Telegraph, China News, The Guardian, Tehran Times, Montreal Gazette, Outdoor Photographer and many more. Dave has published three books of photography: Northern Light: The Arctic and Subarctic Photography of Dave Brosha, Southern Light: Photography of Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands, and Tones of Grace: 100 Black and White Images From Planet Earth (Fall 2022). He is also the author of a travel memoir, The Art of Misadventure (Fall 2022). In addition to having lived in numerous places throughout northern Canada for much of his life, Dave has travelled extensively throughout the provinces and territories of his native country and numerous countries abroad. He and his family live in St. Ann, Prince Edward Island.

Dave Brosha's profile page

Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer whose prolific career includes assignments in nearly 70 countries. He is among the rare breed of photographer who has bridged the world between photojournalism and advertising, amassing an impressive commercial and advertising client list including FedEx, Sony, ESPN, Adidas, Land’s End, General Electric, Epson, MetLife, USAA, the New York Stock Exchange, PNC Bank, and the Beijing Cultural Commission. He has shot numerous cover stories and highly complex features for National Geographic, LIFE, and Sports Illustrated. McNally’s combined social media following is close to 1 million to date, and his popularity continues to grow as he pursues directing a variety of film projects. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

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Curtis Jones has spent most of his career saturating himself in the polar regions of the planet, dividing his residency between Newfoundland & Labrador and Nunavut, Canada. Working for both the private and public sectors, he has documented work for environmental initiatives, literacy, Canadian National Parks, climate change, and tourism in the Canadian Arctic. Collaborating with world-class athletes, production teams, and local cultures and communities, he has built his career delivering a personal view of the raw, wild, and often untamed. His work has been seen in National Geographic Adventure, Canadian Geographic, The Globe and Mail, Huffington Post Canada, and more. Curtis lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Southern Light:


“These remarkable images bring home the fact that the Antarctic is in some ways a different planet, full of remarkable lights, shapes, forms; and at the same time it is deeply, beautifully connected with the rest of the globe’s biology and climate. Understanding its unique place is crucial to making progress in protecting the Earth.”
—Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature; Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet; and numerous other bestselling titles


“What Dave Brosha seems to see and understand and convey is the unique quality of light in one of our planet’s most spectacular locations. Well done!”
—Camille Seaman, author of Melting Away: A Ten-Year Journey Through Our Endangered Polar Regions


“I was transported to a place I didn’t want to leave! This book is visual poetry… a journey to an area so beautiful it has been known to transform people’s lives. Dave Brosha has a unique way of bridging the gap between traditional photography and a more modern twist on the art form. His images are sometimes simple and classically beautiful, while at other times fresh and truly innovative. Seeing this place through Dave’s eyes is a gift, and I’m thankful to have this book as a reminder of the beauty that exists in the world and our collective responsibility to care for it.”
—Wayne Simpson, author of Resilient: The Portraiture of Wayne Simpson


“In Southern Light, photographer Dave Brosha builds upon his earliest inspiration from his Arctic roots to delve beyond the literal as he reflects on the essence of a place, transporting us on a journey with him through the “Holy Trinity” of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula. Through the visual themes of Wildlife, Land & Sea, and Black & White, his photographs evoke a feeling for this most unique and important natural region of our world.”
—Scott Forsyth, author of The Wild Coasts of Canada


“To anyone who has had the privilege to journey to these remote and pristine landscapes, as well as to those of us aspiring to go there, the journey itself is very much an important component of the experience, as Dave Brosha brilliantly captures in the final theme of Documentary. For many of us these pages may be the closest we will ever get to these uniquely beautiful locations, and through his portrait of them we become intimately acquainted with ‘Southern Light.’”
—Scott Forsyth author of The Wild Coasts of Canada


Southern Light showcases Dave Brosha’s astonishing skill set as a photographer. Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands are difficult destinations to photograph and do not offer the artist much freedom to roam, nor much time to go through his creative process. Yet Dave Brosha possesses a gift for assessing photographic opportunities within a fraction of a second, and adapting his approach, which makes him perfectly suited to capture these stunning and remote environments and bring them to the world. His legendary versatility as a photographer is on full display in this compelling collection of images.”
—Paul Zizka, author of Aloft: Canadian Rockies Aerial Photography; The Canadian Rockies: Rediscovered; Grandeur of the Canadian Rockies; and several other bestselling photo collections


Southern Light is a visually arresting showcase of the wonderful talents of professional photographer Dave Brosha. Brosha’s images tell stories that compel you and leave you wanting more, it’s almost impossible to open this book and not flip the page to see what’s next. He is a master at combining genres, from wildlife to documentary to black and white; his skills as a photographer have never been so evident as within these pages.”
—John E. Marriott, author of The Kootenay Wolves: Five Years Following a Wild Wolf Pack and photographer of The Pipestone Wolves: The Rise and Fall of a Wolf Family, by Günther Bloch


In Southern Light, Dave Brosha presents amazing photographs depicting the beauty of Antarctica, an extraordinary continent that is at the same time so rough and hardy, yet so vulnerable to worldwide human activity. The photos are so authentic and familiar to me that I almost thought Dave might have been on my own trip to that southern continent. His collection of images, taken during several voyages, is sure to inspire and delight.”
—Marlis Butcher, author of Park Bagger: Adventures in the Canadian National Parks


"Antarctica remains the world’s most extreme destination, which means most travelers won’t make it there in person. Along with scenes of South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, Southern Light brings the frigid landscapes of the world’s southernmost destination to the cozy comforts of the coffee table. Expect plenty of magical ice formations, glassy waters and sweeping skies, but prepare for the wildlife of these remote regions to steal the most hearts."
—Brandon Schultz, Forbes