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Point Wild, Elephant Island & into the Bransfield Strait

Point Wild, Elephant Island: a good place to spend an expedition morning in the early Antarctic summer, but four months, through an Antarctic winter??! Maybe not, but the men of Ernest Shackleton's...

Nov 23, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

At sea bound for Antarctica

Despite having all the potential for providing us with “just another day at sea,” 22 November actually delivered a plethora of excitement and education. The day dawned early, before 3:0...

Nov 22, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

At Sea, Scotia Sea

Yesterday in the afternoon our captain took the ship deep into Drygalski fjord, named after the famous German Antarctic explorer who sailed with his ship Gauss to East Antarctica in 1901....

Nov 21, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

Gold Harbor & Drygalski Fjord, South Georgia

There is a certain apprehension when your expedition leader tells you that for a second day in a row you will be starting your visit ashore at 4.30 a.m. (thanks for Lisa Standard Time!). Add...

Nov 20, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

St. Andrews Bay & Ocean Harbour

Long before the sun rose, the one and only early morning wake-up call for those willing to brave a first light landing came from our expedition leader, Lisa Kelley. We landed on the beach just befo...

Nov 19, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

Fortuna Bay, Stromness Harbour & Grytviken, South Georgia

“I hold…that a man should strive
to the uttermost 
for his life’s set prize”

Nov 18, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

Hercules Bay & Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island

The sunrays beaming through the shifting clouds on Stromness Harbor were a welcoming sight just after 5 a.m. Last evening, Captain Skog snugged the National Geographic Explorer up the shor...

Nov 17, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

Salisbury Plain & Prion Island, South Georgia

Today, dreams became a reality. For some, their dream was to someday return to the island of South Georgia, where memories of glaciers, mountains, and densely packed beaches teeming with seals and...

Nov 16, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

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