Admiral Sir George Strong Nares, KCB, RN (24th April 1831-1915) was a British navel officer and Arctic explorer. He was the son of another British naval captain, and was educated at the Royal Naval College

Nares Strait between Greenland and Ellesmere Island,Canada is named after him, as are Nares Mountain and Nares lake, in Yukon, Canada

Led several scientific expeditions to the Artic, including command of the Challenger Expedition (1872 1874).

Also surveyed the Magellan Strait and locations in Australia