People become interested in photography in many different ways, and at different stages of life. Some are hooked early on, and others discover the joy of making photos much later. For Kira Morris, it was the isolation and natural beauty of life in Antarctica that inspired her to take up photography. With a Nikon D7000, 18-105mm F3.5-5.6 lens and a tripod, Morris experienced the highs and lows of learning to take photographs just like the rest of us, but unlike the rest of us, her subject was both breathtaking and potentially dangerous.

Morris shared her early experiences with photography to Resource Travel, which happened to be in the coldest place in the world. She describes a place where removing thick gloves to operate dials poses a real danger, where it's business as usual even as Auroras fill the sky, and laying down in the snow with your camera can be rewarded with a close-up portrait of one of the feathered native residents. See a few of her images here and head over to Resource for the full story.