Robert Point, South Shetland Islands

Robert Point is full of wildlife at this time of year. We had Antarctic Fur Seals, Southern Elephant Seals, Giant Petrels and an extremely dirty colony of Chinstrap Penguins.

Robert Point

Grass is rare in Antarctica but found in the South Shetlands as they are further north.

Giant Petrel on nest. Note the “tubenose” which is a characteristic of pelagic or seabirds.

Young, male fur seals who are always looking for a fight.

Elephant Seals

Guano stained Chinstrap on the way to the sea.

Chinstrap returning from the sea.

Curious Chinstraps

Penguin reproduction.

Chinstrap colony

Chinstrap chick

Robert Point

January 26, 2017

Miles Hearn

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