South Georgia Island Under Threat From “World’s Largest Iceberg”

The British Overseas territory of South Georgia Island has always held a special place in the hearts of adventurers and history buffs. Located deep in the Southern Ocean, this remote and wild place played a crucial role in the story of Ernest Shackleton and the crew of the Endurance, making it a mecca of sort … Read more

Nat Geo Photographer Finds a Changed World Upon Return From South Georgia Island

It has been a strange and difficult few weeks as many of us have come face to face with a global pandemic for the very first time. We’ve watched in surprise—and in some cases horror—as the coronavirus has spread and wreaked havoc on numerous countries. Seeing it al play out in front of our eyes … Read more

Video: Inside a Penguin Colony with a Population of more than 400K

When I was in the Southern Ocean last year, I witnessed a penguin colony with more than 400,000 birds. It was one of the most amazing sites i have ever seen. In this video, National Geographic takes us to another such site, this time located at South Georgia’s St. Andrews Bay. The clip below will … Read more

South Georgia Island Passes Major Milestone in Bid to Protect Bird Species

South Georgia Island has passed a major milestone in its bid to protect the hundreds of bird species that call it home. The island has been declared rat-free after a years-long effort to rid this spectacular destination of the rodents, which were first introduced there when European ships arrived back in the 18th century. This … Read more

Endurance Swimmer Takes Dip In Icy Southern Ocean to Save the Planet

Long distance and extreme swimmer Lewis Pugh is willing to go to great lengths to support his cause. The fact that that cause is protecting the planet’s oceans just means that he might find himself taking the plunge in some unusual waters from time to time. Yesterday, that meant taking the plunge in the icy … Read more

Voyage to the Falklands and South Georgia Part 5: Return to the Falkland Islands

This part 5 in an ongoing series I’m writing about my recent travels to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia with Lindblad Expeditions earlier this year. If you haven’t read the first three parts, and would like to, you can find them here, here, here, and here. In our last installment of this series I wrote about … Read more

Voyage to the Falklands and South Georgia Part 4: Walking in the Footsteps of Shackleton

This part 4 in an ongoing series I’m writing about my recent travels to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia with Lindblad Expeditions earlier this year. If you haven’t read the first three parts, and would like to, you can find them here, here, and here.  In my last installment of my travelogue for this trip, I … Read more

Voyage to the Falklands and South Georgia Part 3: The Serengeti of the Southern Ocean

This part 3 in an ongoing series I’m writing about my travels to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia with Lindblad Expeditions earlier this year. If you haven’t read the first two parts, and would like to, you can find them here and here. When I last left off in my story, the National Geographic … Read more

Voyage to the Falklands and South Georgia Part 2: On the Fringes of the Falklands

Yesterday I started a multi-part series on my recent trip to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia with Lindblad Expeditions. If you haven’t read part 1 of the series yet, you can do so here. In that first article I talked about my brief visit to Buenos Aries, the journey south to Tierra del Fuego, … Read more