Travel Photo of the Moment Drake Passage

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of the Drake Passage and was taken by

The Drake Passage is the name for the body of water that spans between the southern tip of South America and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Named after the famed explorer Sir Francis Drake, the Drake Passage has become a relatively popular destination for sailing trips that seek to explore the Antarctic. One can view a stunning variety of sea life, such as whales, dolphins, and seabirds, from a sailboat in the Drake Passage. The Drake Passage is over 15,600ft deep! During storms, the Drake Passage often produces huge waves and extreme weather, waves up to 15 feet with shards of ice have occurred often. Be careful when you choose to take a cruise through the area. Otherwise, it it a beautiful area to visit and experience.