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Crossing the Drake Passage

Crossing the Drake Passage

Marty’s photo of the day #2502: To get to or from Antarctica, you must cross the Drake Passage, which is famous for having the roughest seas in the world. Why? If you put your finger on the globe, just a little below the southern tip of South America, you will touch the Drake Passage. Now […]

Under the wave

Under the wave

Marty’s photo of the day #2026: The Drake Passage lies between the southern tip of South America and Antarctica. It’s famous for having the roughest seas in the world. While returning from Antarctica in our tiny ship, the Professor Multanovskiy, Deb and I got a taste of those seas when we hit a storm. I […]

Wandering Albatross

Wandering Albatross

Marty’s photo of the day #1505. It’s Book Excerpts Week, featuring an excerpt from my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” and a corresponding photo (that may or may not be from the book). Even though we were hundreds of miles away from any significant landmass, our Drake Passage voyage was […]

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