Neptune’s Bellows | Port Foster | Telefon Bay

Jan 07, 2020 - National Geographic Orion


Our last day in Antarctica was spent exploring the interior of an active volcano! National Geographic Orion was able to navigate through an opening in the wall of the Neptune’s Bellows Caldera and transit to the far end of the interior waterway of Port Foster to our first stop of the day at Telefon Bay.

On shore we explored along the rim of a smaller glacial edged crater and continued on with a longer walk, covering about two miles. After lunch, we repositioned to another site within Port Foster called Whaler’s Bay, were there was a hike up to Neptune’s Window, as well as exploring an old whaling station and British Antarctic survey base. A great finish to a wonderful voyage!

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Rich Kirchner

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Rich Kirchner has worked as a naturalist in Antarctica, Alaska, the Bering Sea, Baja and the High Arctic, including Greenland, the Canadian Arctic and Iceland. His 25 years as a professional wildlife photographer has granted him international publication credits included in magazines such as Geo Germany, Geo France, Natural History, Audubon, National Wildlife and Ranger Rick, as well as more than a hundred books.

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