At Sea, Drake Passage

Feb 08, 2020 - National Geographic Explorer


No tempestuous storms here today. One of the calmest crossings of the Drake Passage this season is nearly behind us. Already! With hardly a breath of wind we are making good speed south and, in so doing, are increasing our chances of an early arrival as soon as tomorrow morning. With this lack of wind comes very few seabirds however. Only a few sightings were made today, so much of the focus remained indoors, where lectures, briefings, and our captain’s welcome-aboard party entertained us throughout this calm, warm, and pleasant journey across this infamous body of water.

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Eric Guth

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Eric began work with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic in 2006 as a means to see the world, work with great photographers and engage his environmental studies degree beyond the classroom. His initial years with the company were spent working the waters of Southeast Alaska and Baja California. His move to the National Geographic Explorer in 2008 helped earn him the experience and knowledge needed to establish himself as a trusted boat handler, naturalist and respected photographer in nearly all the environments Lindblad-National Geographic travels.

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