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Curiosities

Why do whales jump? Why don’t the Indian and Atlantic Oceans merge together? Where do the northern lights come from? Because travelling awakens our senses and arouses our curiosity, here to whet your appetite are a few anecdotes & assorted experiences captured in images… More than enough to astonish, entertain and educate you.

Roaring 40s, Furious 50s, Screaming 60s

Roaring 40s, Furious 50s, Screaming 60s

The zephyr, mistral, sirocco, autan… All conjuring to mind the image of bodies braced against the gale and hands straining to keep hats on heads. Other winds sweep over the Southern Ocean, known as the Roaring 40s, Furious 50s and Screaming 60s. To find out more, let us set sail for a voyage deep into the Southern Hemisphere

Polar bears, as white as snow

Polar bears, as white as snow

Measuring between 1.8 and 3 metres and weighing 350 to 680 kilos, the polar bear‘s characteristic white colouring is owed to the translucent and hollow hairs of its fur which reflect the sunlight off of the sea ice.

Point Nemo : Its name means “no one”

Point Nemo : Its name means “no one”

Point Nemo… has nothing to do with a landmark for clownfish! It is the scientific term for the “oceanic pole of inaccessibility”, i.e. the place in the ocean that is furthest from emerged land. This location in the South Pacific, with no one in any direction within an area of 22 million km2, still has mysteries to reveal…

The whale marathon…

The whale marathon…

25,000, that’s the number of kilometres travelled by a humpback whale in one year.

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