Elephant Point, South Shetlands, Antarctica

The South Shetland Islands are just north of the Antarctic Peninsula. There is always a good variety of wildlife here. Today we had Southern Elephant Seals, Antarctic Fur Seals, Giant Petrels and Gentoo Penguins. Grass grows here as well.

Elephant Point

Moulting Gentoo Penguin

Kelp

Giant Petrel

Giant Petrel and chick

Giant Petrel chick

Gentoo chick being fed

Male Fur Seals

Unlike “True Seals”, Fur Seals have external ears.

Elephant Seals

Elephant Seals

One of our Australian guests did watercolours during every outing.

Elephant Point

February 10, 2017

Miles Hearn

 

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