Neko Harbor

Feb 02, 2019 - National Geographic Orion

This morning we explored the stunning Neko Harbor. Neko is a western inlet of the Antarctic Peninsula that consistently offers breathtaking expanse of peaks and glaciers surrounding the area; it is also the location of a thriving gentoo penguin nesting site. Nests having been set high up on an overlooking hillside, the penguins designate pathways for their frequent and collective venturing back and forth for food in the coastal waters below. We landed ashore to get a closer look, and it was a true treat to watch the gentoos walk in tandem up and down their highways.

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Brett Garner

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Brett is a photographer, marine biologist, and educator from California. He is happiest underwater with camera in hand working to inspire marine conservation. He has worked and traveled extensively throughout the Americas, Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East. His underwater work has taken him under the ice in Alaska and also through some of the world’s warmest seas. 

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