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.
Moulting Gentoo Penguin
Giant Petrel and chick
Giant Petrel chick
Gentoo chick being fed
Male Fur Seals
Unlike “True Seals”, Fur Seals have external ears.
One of our Australian guests did watercolours during every outing.
February 10, 2017