Circumnavigation of South Georgia with the Falkland IslandsOctober 22, 2015 - November 9, 2015
Especially chosen for this voyage, our team of expert leaders and lecturers serves to bring a comprehensive educational component to your adventure through lectures, guided excursions, and daily recaps.
Russ Evans (Expedition Leader)
Russ is a 6th generation Falkland Islander who grew up working on farms on Pebble and Saunders Islands. In the mid 1990s, Russ left farming to pursue his interest in the sea and small boats, and he went to work crewing and skippering commercial work boats for island companies. He has spent time as dive boat support, assisting with scientific research and medical evacuations, conducting sightseeing trips to local islands, and working with cruise ships that visit the region.
Kelsey is a graduate of the University of Washington Art History program and came to Zegrahm Expeditions with a passion for travel. After graduating from UW in 2006 and studying abroad in Rome, Kelsey spent time traveling in Europe and living in various places along the west coast. Ultimately, her love for the Pacific Northwest brought her back to the Seattle area where she currently lives, with her Alaskan malamute. By nature Kelsey is very friendly, dedicated, and detail-oriented.
Although his specialty is subarctic ecology, Kevin’s work as a naturalist and adventure travel guide has taken him from his home in the Pacific Northwest to all seven continents. In 1995 he became a Certification Instructor for the Wilderness Education Association and in 1997 joined the adjunct faculty of the University of Alaska. That same year he initiated an outdoor leadership program for the non-profit Foundation, leading students on month-long backcountry courses. He has worked in several national parks and has guided groups in whitewater rafts, in sea kayaks, and on foot.
A resident of Homer, Alaska, Conrad is a professional naturalist and biologist as well as an accomplished artist in the media of pen-and-ink and scrimshaw. He and his wife, Carmen, own Northcountry Nature, a small natural history publisher, and together have written and published guides and children’s books on marine life. Since 1989 Conrad has been a naturalist-lecturer aboard a variety of expedition vessels, primarily in polar and sub-polar regions, including more than 70 voyages to the Antarctic.
Mick is a marine biologist that graduated from the Institute of Antarctic & Southern Ocean Studies in Tasmania. As a part of his studies, Mick traveled to Antarctica to study the productivity of sea ice algae during the southern winter. He then went on to spend three months with the Australian Antarctic Division participating in a landmark marine mammal survey of the Southern Ocean.
For almost two decades, Ingrid's work in expedition tourism has propelled her about the planet. From Antarctica to Greenland, Madagascar to Easter Island, she enjoys sharing the wonder of exploration and discovery with like minds. Originally from Western Washington, Ingrid was recently living in Interior Alaska where she worked for the National Park Service in Denali National Park and Preserve.
Dan has spent the last 10 years in Seward, Alaska, as a kayak guide, mountain guide, naturalist, and captain of a 150-guest tour boat, looking for whales, seals, puffins, and glaciers. Dan studies acoustic killer whale dialects to identify pods (families) by their calls, and is currently working on a Masters degree thesis on killer whale foraging habitat. In addition, Dan has performed improv comedy, flamenco guitar, and fire juggling! Don't expect to see the fire juggling...
Nick is new to Zegrahm, starting in late 2013, but he feels right at home; his love of expedition travel began on a family vacation to the Arctic, visiting Norway and Svalbard as a young teen, and he has continued to explore new regions of the world ever since. While in college, he embarked on a Semester-at-Sea program and had the opportunity to circumnavigate the globe while visiting 14 countries.
Rick Price began his career as a marine biologist in 1978, working for the British Antarctic Survey. He spent five winters at the BAS base on Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands, two of them as Base Commander. In 1988, he was awarded the Polar Medal by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Life as a marine biologist sparked an interest in underwater photography that evolved into a career as a freelance wildlife cameraman.
Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Tom is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow and Leicester and has spent the last 35 years as a geology curator in the National Museum of Wales. He is a Chartered Geologist, a Fellow of the Geological Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, as well as a member of a dozen other geological and polar societies. Tom has over three decades of experience of interpreting geology for a wide range of audiences, through talks, lectures, field trips, exhibitions, and publications.
Hailing from the wilds of Los Angeles, Karen spent her formative years exploring many of California’s out of the way and amazingly diverse places while studying art and avian ecology. Her passion for wildlife and habitat conservation led her to work on a variety of projects over the past 10 years. She conducted migratory songbird research at Braddock Bay Bird Observatory on the shores of Lake Ontario in Western New York, where she obtained her bird banding license with a special hummingbird banding qualification.
Jim hails from the seaside town of Cobh, County Cork, Ireland. He is a highly respected ornithologist and ecologist with more than 40 years of birding experience in Ireland, Europe, USA, Africa, the Antarctic, and the Arctic. Before setting out as a full-time freelance wildlife author, tour guide, and broadcaster, Jim had a career in medical laboratory science and pathology IT administration.