Elsehul, South Georgia

Nov 12, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer

Our third morning at sea since leaving the Falkland Islands brought sightings of many seabirds and our first look at South Georgia. We arrived and anchored in the protected cove of Elsehul, and from there, we spent the afternoon hiking and Zodiac cruising. It was a wonderful first day in South Georgia. We saw our first southern elephant seals, Antarctic fur seals, and three different species of penguins! The weather was gray and cool—not unusual for South Georgia—but the animals and beautiful landscape made it all worth it.  After dinner, we took an impromptu Zodiac cruise to Welcome Island; it was the first time National Geographic Explorer and crew have visited.  

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Amy Malkoski

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Amy was raised near Cape Cod in coastal Marion, Massachusetts, and her relationship with the ocean and nature has always been an active one. Her parents, avid divers and marine biologists, introduced her to the underwater world when she was very young and she grew up participating in as many water-related activities as possible. Amy spent her summers sailing and exploring intertidal areas of Buzzards Bay. At age 12 she became a certified diver and is now a divemaster with the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). In high school her passion for nature and art developed into a love of photography, using the medium to share her explorations with others. 

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