St. Jonsfjorden, Spitsbergen

May 17, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer

After watching three bears yesterday in Wahlbergfjorden, we have to travel quite a long way today—the final day of our voyage—to reach our next destination, closer and closer to Longyearbyen.

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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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