South Georgia Explorer
Small Group Photography & Wildlife Expedition
WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING TO THE 2025/26 SCHEDULE FOR THE ANTARCTIC SEASON
Embark on a 15-day wildlife and photography adventure in South Georgia with Secret Atlas. This unique expedition offers ample time ashore to observe wildlife up close and personal. With just 48 guests on board and a small expedition vessel, you’ll have an intimate experience and access 100% of landing sites, some of them are restricted to ships carrying over 50 guests.
Leading the expedition is a team of renowned experts, each bringing their own unique expertise and passion to enhance your journey.
Mariano Curiel, the expedition leader, boasts over two decades of experience guiding polar expeditions. His pioneering spirit and respect for the polar regions make him the ideal leader for this adventure. Having traversed Antarctica, Greenland, and Svalbard, Mariano’s expertise ensures a meticulously managed and exceptional journey.
Paul Copestake is a bird expert with a deep connection to Antarctica, spanning three generations. His extensive fieldwork and study have led him to South Georgia, where he explores the magic of its wildlife. With a wealth of knowledge in biology and science, Paul shares captivating anecdotes and stories, deepening your understanding and appreciation of South Georgia’s birdlife and its conservation. Fun fact: ‘Copestake Peak’ in South Georgia was named after him.
Jonas Beyer, a seasoned wildlife photographer, will guide you through the world of capturing the essence of the polar regions. With extensive experience in Greenland, Svalbard, Antarctica, and beyond, Jonas’s award-winning photography showcases his talent for immortalizing nature’s beauty. Under his guidance, you’ll receive invaluable tips to enhance your own photography skills, creating stunning visual memories.