The Drake Passage & Cape Horn

Feb 05, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer


As all good things must come to an end, and National Geographic Explorer continued its journey north through the Drake Passage with diminishing seas. With the Antarctic peninsula behind us, guests spent time recollecting their experience and enjoying their images as our natural history team delivered a series of lectures and entertainment. With blue skies and not a whitecap to be seen upon the water, we approached the infamous Cape Horn, which looked docile as could be. Due to the upwelling here from the continental shelf, many a bird circled the ship in search of a meal, reminding all on board that any good sea expedition entails a communion with the seabirds. Soon to be in the port of Ushuaia and headed elsewhere or home, we’re all wondering, “Where to next?”

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Paul North

Undersea Specialist

For over a decade Paul North has been exploring the marine ecosystems of our planet. Whereas most think of diving as a warm water activity, he has chosen the road less traveled–specializing in polar diving. This has provided many rare opportunities to dive and explore from the Arctic to Antarctica and many wondrous places in between.

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