Willis Islands & Peggotty Bluff

Mar 14, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer


Braving the crossing from the Falkland Islands, the National Geographic Explorer came to the Willis Islands in the morning to witness a myriad of seabirds dipping and diving into the water to feed, including prions and grey-headed albatross. The Southern Ocean was showing its might, casting a northerly wind across the entirety of the north shore of South Georgia. Thus, much as Shackleton and his men did, we entered King Haakon Bay and came to land exactly at the site where the members of the Endurance expedition found terra firma, after their long, and impossible journey over from Elephant Island.

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Paul North

Undersea Specialist

Paul North is the founder of the educational nonprofit Meet the Ocean and host of its online podcast. As a polar diver with Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic, he tours the remote underwater landscapes of Antarctica and other sub-zero destinations to emphasize the importance, diversity, and unexpected color of the invertebrate kingdom.

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Bradford McArthur

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Bradford McArthur has been shooting film and photos since the 1990's (pre-digital dinosaur!) Committed to filming isolated regions and untold stories through a message of conservation, McArthur founded Forever Exploring Productions in 2009. As a former professional rock/alpine climber and whitewater kayaker he has shot adventure films all over the globe for brands such as Arc'teryx, The North Face, Olympus and many others.

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