Elephant Point, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

As you can expect from the name, Elephant Point is a good spot to see Southern Elephant Seals. We also had Giant Petrels, Antarctic Fur Seals, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins.

Elephant Point

Elephant Seal

Elephant Seal

Moulting Elephant Seals

This “catastrophic moult” takes three weeks and the animals cannot go to sea during this time and must fast.

Gentoo Penguins

Young Gentoo Penguin developping adult plumage.

Chinstrap Penguin

Two penguin species together.

With passengers

Male Fur Seal

Giant Petrel with chick

January 27, 2017

Miles Hearn

 

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