Elsehul and Salisbury Plain, South Georgia

Dec 05, 2017 - National Geographic Orion


We have arrived. After several days at sea, the swathe of green-filled slopes makes for a striking change from the deep blue Southern Ocean. A curtain of clouds readies us for the big reveal. And what an opening act, the sheer amount of fauna biomass that thrives on these shores is a staggering showstopper but we’re not even to intermission yet. 

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Ian Strachan

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

One steady constant in Ian’s life has been the ocean. Born by the rocky shores of mid-coast Maine, his family repatriated to far north Queensland in Australia early on in his life where he became a dual-citizen and sparked his passion for exploring new environments. Living only an hour away from the Great Barrier Reef served to direct, if not focus, the exhilaration of discovery and set him on his current path. Returning to native soil for education, Ian was fascinated by altogether too many subjects, leaving him with a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in Psychobiology, focusing on animal behavior and perception, and with minors in Astronomy, History, and Environmental Science.

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