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Scotia Sea

We spent the day sailing across the Scotia Sea as National Geographic Orion kept on her northeasterly course towards South Georgia. The seas were pretty much as we expected, knowing this c...

Feb 4, 2016National Geographic Orion in Antarctica

 

Antarctic Circle, Petermann Island

We were south of the Antarctic circle by the time we left our beds,

The views of the scenic Crystal Sound sent snow flurries around our heads.

 

The weather was a bit wild...

Feb 3, 2016National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

Coronation Island

Mist shrouded our arrival at Coronation Island this evening. Part of the South Orkney Island chain, Coronation was a new destination for many of the staff and crew on board, the majority of us havi...

Feb 3, 2016National Geographic Orion in Antarctica

 

Lemaire Channel, Booth Island and Palmer Station

Antarctica is in the record books as the coldest, highest, windiest continent, shaped by the relentless sculptor ICE. Although we are exploring the warmest, lowest, mildest tiny sprig of this giant...

Feb 2, 2016National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

Duse Bay – Antarctic Peninsula

This early morning at 4 a.m., while all of us were peacefully asleep, the soft and gentle voice of our expedition leader Shaun Powell awoke us with the announcement that the atmosphere and scenery...

Feb 2, 2016National Geographic Orion in Antarctica

 

Neko Harbour & Wilhelmina Bay

The extent of the global distribution of killer whales is matched only by that of humans. Unlike humans, however, killer whales thrive in some of the planets most extreme environments. Today, Antar...

Feb 1, 2016National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

Lindblad Cove and Antarctic Sound

Early this morning, National Geographic Orion sailed within the Bransfield Strait as she made her way to Charcot Bay on the Trinity Peninsula. The entrance to the bay was shrouded in fog,...

Feb 1, 2016National Geographic Orion in Antarctica

 

Peterman Island

Sometimes to really have an adventure you need to get off the beaten track. As if travelling to Antarctica wasn’t far enough off, today we truly went off the map in a sense. Unperturbed by a...

Jan 31, 2016National Geographic Orion in Antarctica

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