Pintado Petrel (Cape Petrel)
Northern Royal Albatross
Giant Petrel and iceberg
Northern end of the island , where we arrived after crossing from the Falklands
Salisbury Plain, South Georgia
King Penguins going to sea
Southern Fur Seal male
King Penguins Molting
Southern Fur Seal
Wandering Albatross chick
Prion Island. Chick is about 10 months old.
Adult coming in for a landing on Prion Island to feed its chick.
Northern Giant Petrel
South Georgia Pipit
We had snow flurries throughout our time at Fortuna Bay.
Fortuna Bay in the snow.
Giant Petrels on Elephant Seal Carcass
The huge bull elephant seal likely died as a result of combat with another male.
Southern Giant Petrel
Approaching the carcass
The remains of an abandoned whaling station.
South Georgia Pintail
Sunrise at St. Andrews Bay
King Penguins at St. Andrews Bay
St. Andrews Bay is the largest of the King Penguin colonies, with over 150K pairs
King Penguins molting
Molting birds gather away from the main colony, typically near a source of fresh water.
Elephant Seal pup
St. Andrews Bay King Penguin colony
The main colony. Our visit was early, in late October so there were fewer birds than there would be later in the season.
Our ship, Sea Spirit, in the harbor.
Molting birds line the fresh water rivers that flow out from the glaciers
Elephant Seals, St. Andrews Bay
Elephant Seals, Gold Harbor