Gold Harbour, South Georgia

Nov 16, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer


For many people, Gold Harbour is one of the most incredible wildlife destinations on the planet. This morning, we boarded Zodiacs in the dark and headed to the beach at 4:30 a.m. We were met with low clouds and rain—our hopes of a sunrise dashed. But we made the most of the moody sky and magnificent wildlife around us. The beach was covered with elephant seal pups. When taking a moment to sit on the wet sand, one was quickly inundated by penguins and seals. The morning cloud was just the start of a weather system moving across the Scotia Sea. With high winds predicted to head our way, National Geographic Explorer sailed southwest for Antarctica. 

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Jimmy White

Naturalist

Jimmy has been coordinating education and research teams for national universities, international non-government organizations, and documentary companies for more than 10 years. Jimmy’s expertise lies in the coordination and implementation of field education and remote area research.

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