Paulette Island, Antarctica

Jan 09, 2019 - National Geographic Orion


Sometimes in Antarctica, conditions of ice and the ferocious weather cause original plans to be changed and alternative plans to be put into place instead. Today was one such day. Due to a thick band of ice, National Geographic Orion was forced to cancel our original morning landing and instead find another island for our guests to make landfall to visit penguins. Upon hearing the news, some were disappointed. However, it did not take long for frowns to turn to smiles as we visited about 500,000 nesting Adelie penguins on Paulette Island.

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Steve Morello

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Steve Morello has had a long and colorful career in the natural history world. Born in New Jersey he was lucky to be able to summer on the shores of Cape Cod. Whether it was exploring the tidal pools, snorkeling along the beach, or hiking in the dunes, it all came together to instill in him a deep connection to the natural world. It was no surprise that he would return to the Cape as a whale researcher in his adult years. It was on the Cape that Steve first became involved in guiding, and for 15 years acted as naturalist on whale watching boats in the Gulf of Maine. Steve worked with groups creating environmental education material for school programs and soon found another one of his passions, photography.

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