Neko Harbor – Paradise Bay

Dec 04, 2017 - National Geographic Explorer


After five days transiting the Antarctic Peninsula it wasn’t until this morning that we set foot on the continent proper. Calm conditions, light snow, and vocal gentoo penguins ushered many onto their seventh continent and all of us into this beautiful part of the peninsula.

While the cloud cover dropped, the beauty didn’t let up for a second between Neko Harbor and Paradise Bay, our afternoon stop. Equally calm conditions and heavier snow shadowed our Zodiac cruises which took us around every shape of ice imaginable, as well as near a very rare sighting, a mother leopard seal nursing with her pup! Antarctica at its best.

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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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