Crossing the Drake Passage

January 10, 2013 — Leave a comment

For the next few weeks Cotton will be on board the National Geographic Explorer heading to the Antarctic Peninsular. When possible he will post updates from the field via the ship’s satellite connection. It looks like they were welcomed in style and it gave Cotton chance to try out a new piece of equipment from Lensbaby

“This morning, on board the National Geographic Explorer, we encountered a pod of finn whales that were feeding in front of the ship. I wanted to try out my new Lensbaby Composer Pro Sweet 35, using my Sony NEX-VG 20 with the Alfa Lens Adapter, offering to film these beautiful mammals in a new a creative way. A fixed 35mm manual focus lens is always a bit risky, normally the whales are feeding off in the distance, but this morning I was lucky. Some of them came right across the bow, giving our guests a rare and exclusive look at the second largest animals on earth. Here is a still frame from the video footage.”

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