Prion Island & Right Whale Bay, South Georgia

Mar 01, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer


What a splendid last day in South Georgia. Guests were awoken as the Explorer arrived at her anchorage off Prion Island. After a quick breakfast the first guests were shuttled ashore and were soon summiting the boardwalk to views of the world’s largest seabird, the Wandering Albatross. Whilst others awaited they were treated to spectacular views of waves and waves of Prions feeding on a seemingly abundant copepod. 

The ship repositioned into Right Whale Bay where we were greeted by contrasting conditions. The rain and wind didn’t deter the brave guests as they headed ashore for a final fix of South Georgia’s incredible wildlife.

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James Coleman

Naturalist

Jamie is from England. He grew up in Oxford, about as far from the sea as you can get in the UK, yet somehow decided he would work in marine biology and conservation. Ever since he reached his teens, he has dedicated time to this passion, working and volunteering in various roles on nature reserves and in aquariums. It was no surprise that in 2007, he left home to study marine biology at the University of Newcastle.

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