This morning we are still at sea but there was the opportunity to listen to a great talk on “Visual Narrative” by National Geographic photographer, Jay Dickman (see photo). Almost every day one of the photographers gives a talk or an opportunity to ask questions and learn…. We also have so many other talented, enthusiastic guides with us… an undersea diver, geologist, vertebrate & invertebrate biologists, archaeologist, ornithologist, geologist, botanist and more. There are presentations/classes pretty much every morning and every evening. (This is no luxury cruise!) Yesterday afternoon there was a mandatory safety talk ’cause, apparently, staying away from Polar Bears is no joke. All the hike leaders will be carrying firearms and flares just in case. No shit, Sherlock (as my sister used to say).