"Antarctica is always the unexpected. You can work here for years and still it will remind you that anything is possible. It was a short cruise on a windy foggy day in the Aitcho islands and we were simply enjoying the lovely snow and the impressive basaltic columns. A pod of small type B orca were seen hunting in the tidal currents off the coast of Cecelia Island. We headed over but kept our distance, watching a mother and calf, a large male and a few other females move smoothly through the water. One broke off from the pod and started coming towards us. The energy in my zodiac was electric, especially when it surfaced right next to us and dove under us, turning around again and repeating her inspection of the bottom of my boat. I felt as if I was floating and was pretty sure my heart stopped for a second. I shouldn’t pick favorites but orcas are mine and this moment I will remember for the rest of my life." .
A special thanks to Aven King (@alpineaven), one of our Expedition Team members, for sharing this experience + video from her perspective! 😍🇦🇶✨
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