Our journey continues north towards South America with winds pushing us along and the accompaniment of numerous seabirds soaring alongside the ship. Our morning activities got underway with an insight into “The Powerful World of Plankton” from naturalist Emily Mall.

Shortly after this, the underwater theme continued with a talk from expedition diver Rachel Martin, who shared with us the importance of krill in the Southern Ocean. This small species is a very important cog in the machine that keeps the food chain running here in Antarctica.

At lunch, the photo team collected photos from guests to quick start the afternoon’s live photo review and critique. It was a teaser of some of the amazing images and moments that our guests managed to capture on what has been an action-packed day.

After a very British afternoon tea of scones with jam and cream, Captain Aaron Wood shared a behind the scenes presentation about National Geographic Endurance.

The final talk of the day came from National Geographic photographer Nick Cobbing, entitled, “Confessions of a Nat Geo Photographer, What a Professional Tells Their Therapist.” It was a comedic end to what has been a great day of travel. Tomorrow, we will set eyes on land again and reach the shelter of the Beagle Channel.