More fun with phone photography! This morning we explored the impressive ruins of the whaling station at Grytviken and I experimented with shooting in the hidden filters on my iPhone. Where are they hidden? In the Messages app! Start a message to yourself, tap the five-pointed star on the left, tap the filters icon (three overlapping circles), choose your filter with Live review, then close the filter choice menu and take the shot. I had a lot of fun using the Watercolor, Aged Film. and Comic Book filters to capture some of my impressions of this strange, abandoned factory.
National Geographic Endurance
National Geographic Endurance set sail from the western edge of the Falkland Islands late last evening, and we enjoyed a relaxing day at sea. Guests were treated to smooth seas with plenty of albatrosses soaring about the vessel. The morning was full of educational opportunities. The undersea team shared photos collected while exploring the diverse underwater environments that the Falkland Islands provide. Next came a presentation by marine biologist Connor Ryan who spoke about the dynamics of how plankton and seabirds dictate the ecological rhythms of the upper layer of the ocean. Such a trip as we have had is certainly hard to summarize. Over the past three weeks, we visited some of the most spectacular and densely populated wildlife regions on our planet. Today was a day of reflection, photo editing, fine food, and contemplation of all that has occurred.