Crossing the Drake Passage

Jan 28, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer


Southbound!Our first day in the infamous Drake Passage was an easy one with light winds and a long, low residual swell rolling through. Albatross and petrels came and went throughout the day, catching the winds that rose up off the sides of the ship and then continuing on their way, gliding from one wave crest to another. We spent a comfortable day settling into our cabins, exploring the ship, and enjoying presentations on photography, seabirds, and marine mammal research.

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David Cothran

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

David has worked for Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic since 1993 on six continents and in over 65 countries. David is interested in many of the natural sciences, particularly ornithology, geology and marine biology; he most enjoys contrasting the broad perspectives provided by world travel with detailed investigations of local ecosystems on land and in the sea.

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