Orn Harbor, Patagonian Bay

Jan 02, 2019 - National Geographic Orion


At about six o’clock this morning we got the call, “killer whales off the bow!” It was the start of the day! Soon after that, National Geographic Orion continued on its way toward Orn Harbor, and our morning activities; climbing a hillside to have another great overview, or a Zodiac cruise. We relocated to an area of Dallman Bay called Patagonian Bay for our afternoon activity of kayaking in serene conditions, surrounded by glaciers and icebergs. The final activity was a very refreshing “Polar Plunge” off the marina deck as the rest of our shipmates looked on! Another superb day in Antarctica!

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Rich Kirchner

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Rich Kirchner has worked as a naturalist in Antarctica, Alaska, the Bering Sea, Baja and the High Arctic, including Greenland, the Canadian Arctic and Iceland. His 25 years as a professional wildlife photographer has granted him international publication credits included in magazines such as Geo Germany, Geo France, Natural History, Audubon, National Wildlife and Ranger Rick, as well as more than a hundred books.

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