When Orcas Enter The Swim Zone

When Orcas Enter The Swim Zone

Courtesy of Ger Kennedy, Southern Ocean, Antarctica.

Ger Kennedy had a comprehensive safety plan and many contingency plans for the Antarctica 2020 International Swim in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica, but then a pod of orcas entered the swim zone – and the planned Zero Ice Miles of Cath Pendleton and Paul Georgescu had to be delayed.

Orcas – and leopard seals – were present.

Orca near the swim zone
Leopard seal staring at the ice swimmers

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