Drake Passage

Nov 27, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer


National Geographic Explorer headed north from Antarctica, leaving guests with time to finally reminisce on an incredible trip around South Georgia, the Falkland Islands, and Antarctica. Our good luck with weather continued as light winds from the stern helped push us across the Drake Lake, allowing for great wildlife-spotting opportunities. Highlights included fin whales, humpbacks, beaked whales, and a huge number of seabirds. As always, the naturalist team organized entertaining and informative talks, filling gaps in the day’s schedule and postponing any attempts to categorize and sort the thousands of pictures taken over the last three weeks.

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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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