Drake Passage, Towards Ushuaia

Feb 05, 2020 - National Geographic Explorer


Today we awoke on board National Geographic Explorer with the White Continent at our stern. We were sad to say goodbye to such a magnificent place but were relieved to have generally calm seas on the horizon.

We had a day filled with fascinating and informative lectures from our naturalist staff as we relaxed and learned in the lounge. Days at sea allow us to look back at the fantastic adventure we just lived and start to go through the numerous photos we collected during our stay down south.

A day full of diverse lecture topics kept our guests rooted in the lounge eager to learn more. We had topics ranging from naturalist Eric Guth’s personal journey documenting ice caves and landscape photography advice from our National Geographic photographer Andy Coleman, the presentation “A Personal Path Towards Climate Solutions” with Bud Lehnhausen.

The day ended with a Recap from our whale researchers aboard, telling us the things they learned from the data they collected during our voyage, as well as a fantastic dinner from our wonderful chef.

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About the Author

Nathan Kelley

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

He developed his love for nature as a kid at his family’s cabin in Northern Wisconsin. Family fishing trips, camping, hiking and a trip to his first National Park in the Everglades, all vigorously shaped his passion for the natural world. After graduating with a degree in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest, he moved to Southern California to work as a camera operator and photographer in a wide range of projects including work for the National Geographic Society. Now living in Juneau, Alaska he has found the place his heart always belonged. His photography has also been exhibited in galleries and in publications.

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