Paulet Island & Exploring the Weddell

Jan 13, 2020 - National Geographic Orion


What a spectacular day in the Weddell Sea. Guests awoke as the ship navigated through the ice flows of Antarctic Sound into the Weddell Sea. There were few icebergs not covered by Adelie Penguins and everyone was keen to get off the ship and see more of this charismatic species. Ashore guests were able to observe the huge colony of 100,000 pairs whilst others Zodiac cruised the ice flows in search of penguins and seals. The afternoon was just as packed with Zodiac cruising alongside tens of humpbacks among tabulars making the perfect appetizer for an emperor penguin and the polar plunge.

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Jamie Coleman

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Jamie is from England. He grew up in Oxford, about as far from the sea as you can get in the UK, yet somehow decided he would work in marine biology and conservation. Ever since he reached his teens, he has dedicated time to this passion, working and volunteering in various roles on nature reserves and in aquariums. It was no surprise that in 2007, he left home to study marine biology at the University of Newcastle.

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