Booth Island, Port Charcot & Port Lockroy

Dec 14, 2017 - National Geographic Explorer


We woke early in the morning to a beautiful sail through the iceberg-covered waters of the Lemaire Channel. After discovering our landing at Booth Island was too packed in with ice, we sailed around to the other side and were able to have a wonderful hike and Zodiac cruise. The afternoon was spent at Port Lockroy where guests were able to see nesting gentoo penguin colonies and enjoy a bit of history and shopping. The evening was spent peacefully with a beautiful sunset over the mountains as the ship remained parked in the fast ice until morning.  

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Amy Malkoski

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Amy was raised near Cape Cod in coastal Marion, Massachusetts, and her relationship with the ocean and nature has always been an active one. Her parents, avid divers and marine biologists, introduced her to the underwater world when she was very young and she grew up participating in as many water-related activities as possible. Amy spent her summers sailing and exploring intertidal areas of Buzzards Bay. At age 12 she became a certified diver and is now a divemaster with the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). In high school her passion for nature and art developed into a love of photography, using the medium to share her explorations with others. 

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Eric Wehrmeister

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Eric began his life on the far western edge of Chicago, where the concrete meets the cornfields.  His inspiration has always drawn from the expansive beauty of the natural world, as well as the endless forms that populate it.

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