At sea to Elephant Island

Nov 18, 2018 - National Geographic Orion


Our transit from South Georgia to Antarctica is nearly complete.  The seas were still feisty, but our comfortable ship treated us well.  Seabirds swarmed around us all day, a few fin whales were spotted, and we all enjoyed the luxury of National Geographic Orion in this harshest of environments.

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Mike Greenfelder

Undersea Specialist

Mike learned early on that the best way to escape Ohio was to become a marine biologist.  During college at Wittenberg University he attended a semester at Duke University's Marine Lab — that time only confirmed his love for all things oceanic and maritime.  After graduation, Mike promptly moved to Catalina Island in California where he taught marine biology to school kids.  Since 1999, Mike has been working and traveling chasing his three loves: marine critters, photography, and birds.

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