Jan 10, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer
This morning’s wake-up call came slightly early, thanks to a pod of small Type B orcas which we encountered in the Gerlache Strait. It wasn’t just orcas that were present though, and before long we also spotted porpoising penguins and a humpback whale! After enjoying our early-morning sighting of these remarkable creatures, we went on to land at Cuverville Island where we visited our first Gentoo penguin colony. In the afternoon we stretched our legs at Orne Harbour, during our first landing on the Antarctic Continent itself!
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