Right Whale Harbor and Prion Island, South Georgia, Southern Ocean, Planet Earth

Nov 15, 2017 - National Geographic Orion


Our first day on South Georgia did not disappoint. A magical place that is far removed from everywhere and yet rich beyond anywhere. The island and islets that make up this place have warmer air then the Antarctic continent and yet the same rich waters, teeming with life, which fosters all kinds of delightful animals. We were fortunate enough to make a morning landing at Right Whale Bay, where we encountered fur and elephant seals, king and gentoo penguins, glaciers, mountains, and majesty. In the afternoon we visited the historic and stunning Prion Island where we met wandering albatross and light-mantled albatross.

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James Hyde

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James is your typical free-range Pacific Northwest outdoorsy type. Born in Seattle and reared nearby on Vashon Island, he is most comfortable in slightly cold and damp weather. James joined the Lindblad team in July 2016 as a dive buddy and has been in love with expedition travel since. On his own he has traveled to Europe, Asia, and Australia, but with Lindblad he hopes to continue his adventures across the globe, searching out the beauties of the natural world. An avid scuba diver James can’t help being excited about whales, sharks, and pinnipeds, but he will also happily bend your ear about underwater slugs and invertebrates. It’s best just to humor him about these things.

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Brian Christiansen

Brian Christiansen

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Brian is an adventure seeker traveling the planet in search of deeper connections with our world's complex ecology.  Brought up in Utah, home to some of the most dramatic margins a coastal desert can offer so far inland, his appreciation for protecting our precious places runs deep. He holds a degree in motion picture, video and theatre arts from Montana State University, a school dedicated to broadening students' horizons by allowing them to explore curriculums well outside their major.

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