Port Lockroy and Lemaire Channel, Antarctica

Jan 26, 2020 - National Geographic Orion


Today we enjoyed another adventurous day. Early risers found killer whales off the bow of National Geographic Orion while navigating Gerlache Strait. Following breakfast our morning landing was at the Port Lockroy historic site. During the afternoon we deployed the Zodiacs to explore the scenic Lemaire Channel from water level, and amazing experience to witness the ship navigated the steep-walled fjord. We discovered sculpted icebergs and both leopard and crabeater seals sleeping peacefully on the ice.

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Ralph Lee Hopkins

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National Geographic photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins is the founder and director of the Expedition Photography program for the Lindblad-National Geographic alliance. For more than 20 years he has lead expeditions from the Arctic to Antarctica and points in between.

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