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Fortuna Bay, South Georgia

We enjoyed a very long landing under wonderful weather conditions on the northwest side of Fortuna Bay. Our landing site had a glacier tongue at the north end with bright green tussock grass next to it, all surrounded by scenic mountains and the clear blue waters of the bay.
Wandering Albatross

Wandering Albatross

Wandering Albatross

Wandering Albatross

Cape Petrel

Cape Petrel

Wandering Albatross

Wandering Albatross

Wandering Albatross

Wandering Albatross

Entering Fortuna Bay

Entering Fortuna Bay

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Cape Petrel

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Entering Fortuna Bay

Entering Fortuna Bay

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IMG_6245_DxO_raw.jpg IMG_6257_DxO_raw.jpg The mountains around Fortuna Bay show dramatic folding of rock layers from the mountains' formation.

The mountains around Fortuna Bay show dramatic folding of rock layers from the mountains' formation.

Glacier tongue at the north end of our landing site

Glacier tongue at the north end of our landing site

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Northern Giant Petrel

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IMG_0091_DxO.jpg IMG_6386_DxO_raw.jpg Southern Elephant Seal

Southern Elephant Seal

Southern Elephant Seal

Southern Elephant Seal

Southern Elephant Seal

Southern Elephant Seal

Northern Giant Petrel

Northern Giant Petrel

Antarctic Tern

Antarctic Tern

Southern Elephant Seal

Southern Elephant Seal

Brown Skua

Brown Skua

Antarctic Fur Seal

Antarctic Fur Seal

Antarctic Fur Seals

Antarctic Fur Seals

King Penguin

King Penguin

King Penguin

King Penguin

Antarctic Fur Seal

Antarctic Fur Seal

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Tern

Antarctic Tern

Light-mantled Sooty Albatross

Light-mantled Sooty Albatross

Light-mantled Sooty Albatross

Light-mantled Sooty Albatross

Reindeer, originally introduced by Norweigan whalers

Reindeer, originally introduced by Norweigan whalers

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Antarctic Fur Seal

Antarctic Fur Seal

Antarctic Fur Seal

Antarctic Fur Seal

Antarctic Fur Seals enjoying the sun and scenery at our landing site

Antarctic Fur Seals enjoying the sun and scenery at our landing site

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King Penguin

King Penguin

The Lyubov Orlova anchored in Fortuna Bay

The Lyubov Orlova anchored in Fortuna Bay

King Penguin

King Penguin

King Penguin

King Penguin

King Penguin

King Penguin

Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin chick

Gentoo Penguin chick

Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin chick

Gentoo Penguin chick

Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin chick

Gentoo Penguin chick

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Gentoo Penguin chick chasing adult for food

Gentoo Penguin chick chasing adult for food

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

South Georgia Pintail

South Georgia Pintail

South Georgia Pintail

South Georgia Pintail

South Georgia Pintail

South Georgia Pintail

King Penguins and the scenery of Fortuna Bay

King Penguins and the scenery of Fortuna Bay

King Penguins and the scenery of Fortuna Bay

King Penguins and the scenery of Fortuna Bay

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Tern

Antarctic Tern

Antarctic Tern

Antarctic Tern

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IMG_7154_DxO_raw.jpg IMG_7167_DxO_raw.jpg King Penguin

King Penguin

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

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