Snow Island and Deception Island

Dec 26, 2017 - National Geographic Orion


We head north to spend our last day of our expedition around the South Shetland Islands before crossing the Drake Passage and ending our journey. We are going to explore a new area to hopefully spot some new wildlife and we will talk also about the whaling times in the region.

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Jonathan Zaccaria

Expedition Leader

At age 24 Jonathan had his first experience in Antarctica as a scientist at the coastal French Dumont d'Urville Station. Located on the windiest place on Earth (regularly around 200km/h, maximum up to 320 km/h), and bounded by sea ice eight months a year, this is the closest station to an Emperor penguin colony, worldwide advertised by the documentary movie The March of the Penguins. During his time there, he was taking measurements of the ozone layer and UV rate.

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