Godthul & Gold Harbor

Feb 06, 2018 - National Geographic Orion


Our final day on South Georgia was a perfect close to a marvelous four days in “paradise!” After spending the night in the very protected harbor of Godhul, we went on a hike through the tussock grass to an elevated plateau, while other guests did a Zodiac cruise of the bay. In the afternoon National Geographic Orion repositioned to my favorite place on South Georgia, Gold Harbor, an amazingly beautiful beach filled with all kinds of wildlife, including a large King Penguin colony, with a backdrop of a hanging glacier!

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Rich Kirchner

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Rich Kirchner has worked as a naturalist in Antarctica, Alaska, the Bering Sea, Baja and the High Arctic, including Greenland, the Canadian Arctic and Iceland. His 25 years as a professional wildlife photographer has granted him international publication credits included in magazines such as Geo Germany, Geo France, Natural History, Audubon, National Wildlife and Ranger Rick, as well as more than a hundred books.

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Sarah Culler

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Sarah was raised on a multi-generational family dairy farm, established circa 1815 in Lucas, Ohio. Consequently, her first paying job was milking cows! Rewarding as it was to get paid for the first time, she found her passion behind the lens of a camera. Growing up on the farm gave her not only a strong work ethic but also the love of nature and being outdoors. 

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