Saunders and Keppel Islands, Falklands

Nov 10, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer


Our first day exploring wildlife was met with a fresh breeze and welcoming smiles as our guests took to shore to discover a colony of black-browed albatross and rockhopper penguins. Zodiac rides ashore were guided by Commerson’s and Peale’s dolphins, and along the shoreline, kelp geese and oystercatchers flipped over beach refuse in search of a meal. But perhaps the most unexpected wildlife came from below the water as our dive team rolled off the Zodiacs to explore the marine environment existing under the kelp-strewn waves.

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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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