Dr Gary Miller

Expedition Leader & Naturalist
Aurora Expeditions Naturalist

This wildlife fanatic has been exploring and working in the Polar Regions for well over 30 years, initially studying Polar Bears for his MA in Zoology. Whether playing the role of Expedition Leader, or Naturalist, Gary is always willing to share his extensive wildlife knowledge with our curious passengers.

Gary has worked on projects studying Bowhead Whales and Gray Whales in Alaska and Mexico, and has also conducted field research on Desert Bighorn Sheep for his PhD in Ecology. Gary’s passion for the poles quickly drew him to the South to begin research on penguins and skuas in Antarctica; where he eventually spent 10 summers and a winter in Antarctica studying the behaviour, genetics and ecology of the south polar skua as well as Adelie, gentoo, chinstrap, royal, king and emperor penguins. Other projects have provided Gary with personal experience with over half of the world’s different species of penguins!

With over 30 published scientific articles, nowadays Gary is a Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, focusing on the presence and consequences of diseases to penguins and skuas in Antarctica. With 14 seasons of experience in the Arctic, five seasons in Scotland and over 25 more in the Antarctic, his knowledge and passion for wildlife and nature is second to none.

Watch: Gary's advice for people travelling to Antarctica

Gary's Expeditions

  • Save up to 10%*

    Expedition - Spirit of Antarctica

    Spirit of Antarctica

    12 DAYS from US$10,900 per person

    Get ready for a classic Antarctic adventure, jam-packed with pristine icy landscapes, busy wildlife and many excursions and activities!

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    Expedition - South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

    South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

    21/22 DAYS from US$19,400 per person

    Throughout long summer days, discover wildlife-rich South Georgia, step foot on the magnificent Antarctic Peninsula and retrace Ernest Shackleton's epic journey from Elephant Island.

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  • Up to 20% off*

    Expedition - Patagonia and Chilean Fjords

    Patagonia and Chilean Fjords

    14 DAYS from US$6,200 per person

    Marvel at the granite spires on hikes in Torres del Paine National Park, Zodiac cruise and kayak waterways rich in wildlife, where we hope to see migrating whales, dolphins, penguins and seals.

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  • Costa Rica and The Panama Canal

    12 Days from US$4,800 per person

    Experience the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, filled with remote national parks and biological reserves brimming with colourful wildlife and traverse the Panama Canal on a guaranteed daylight crossing.

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