Dallmann Bay & Melchior Islands

Jan 06, 2020 - National Geographic Orion

Guests enjoyed a lazy morning on board National Geographic Orion as the ship navigated through Dallman Bay amongst the towering tabulars. After a morning of sightseeing and eating, guests were keen to get off the ship with several guests opting to kayak – for the second time this trip – among the tranquil Melchior Islands. A calmer but equally as stunning day was the perfect preparation for a night of partying with the world-famous Orion Crew Show.

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Jamie Coleman

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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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Matthew Ritenour

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Matthew grew up on the Gulf of Mexico, where a love of geography, culture and history were instilled at a young age. He studied anthropology at California State University, Chico, and soon began working at the Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology (ALVA), a documentary production studio that focuses on sharing the results of anthropological research with the public. As a cinematographer and editor at ALVA, he documented research on everything from the effects of drought in California, to looted petroglyphs in the Sierra Nevada high desert, and the global trade in emeralds.

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