Neko Harbor and Cuverville Island

Dec 24, 2017 - National Geographic Orion


Days like today blur in the mind, when so much happens in the morning one has to realize in the afternoon that it wasn’t yesterday at all. Hiking up and sliding down, seeing penguins and killer whales, singing carols and enjoying the still silence. Antarctica is a place of extremes and so we act accordingly, soaking it all up and compiling it into one grand experience.

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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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