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Best of Falkand Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica | Ushuaia, Argentina | Tierra del Fuego National Park | West Point Island, West Falklands | Saunders Island, West Falklands | Gypsy Cove, East Falklands | Stanley, East Falkands | At Sea Toward South Georgia | Salisbury Plain, South Georgia | Prion Island, South Georgia | Fortuna Bay, South Georgia | Stromness Whaling Station, South Georgia | Cumberland Bay and Grytviken, South Georgia | Drygalski Fjord, South Georgia | Pelagic Birds of the Scotia Sea | South Orkney Islands | Shingle Cove, Coronation Island | At Sea in the Southern Ocean | Penguin Island, South Shetland Islands | Cape Petrels After Sunset | Errera Channel, Antarctica | Danco Island, Antarctica | Neko Harbor, Antarctica | Andvord Bay, Antarctica | Paradise Bay, Antarctica | Cuverville Island, Antarctica | Melchior Islands, Antarctica | Drake Passage North

Salisbury Plain, South Georgia

Our first landing on South Georgia after two days at sea, Salisbury Plain is the site of an enormous colony of King Penguins, numbering more than 200,000. The Plain also has a very dense concentration of Antarctic Fur Seals. The sheer scale of the animal life at this location is staggering.
Our first view of South Georgia

Our first view of South Georgia

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1D3_0660_DxO_raw.jpg 1D3_0676_DxO_raw.jpg The Orlova makes its way toward Salisbury Plain

The Orlova makes its way toward Salisbury Plain

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Northern Giant Petrel

Northern Giant Petrel

King Penguin colony at Salisbury Plain, as seen from the ship

King Penguin colony at Salisbury Plain, as seen from the ship

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South Georgian (Blue-eyed) Shag

South Georgian (Blue-eyed) Shag

Blue-eyed Shag

Blue-eyed Shag

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King Penguins

King Penguins

King Penguins

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Brown Skua

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

King Penguin

King Penguin

Light-morph (blonde) Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Light-morph ("blonde") Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Light-morph (blonde) Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Light-morph ("blonde") Antarctic Fur Seal pup

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Antarctic Fur Seal

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seals -- who goes there?

Antarctic Fur Seals -- "who goes there?"

King Penguins

King Penguins

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Antarctic Fur Seal carcass

Antarctic Fur Seal

Antarctic Fur Seal

Brown Skua

Brown Skua

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King Penguin

King Penguin colony

King Penguin colony

King Penguin chick

King Penguin chick

King Penguin

King Penguin

King Penguin adult & chick

King Penguin adult & chick

King Penguin adult & chick

King Penguin adult & chick

King Penguin chick

King Penguin chick

King Penguin chick

King Penguin chick

Antarctic Fur Seal

Antarctic Fur Seal

King Penguin chick

King Penguin chick

Antarctic Fur Seal

Antarctic Fur Seal

King Penguin colony

King Penguin colony

Light-morph (blonde) Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Light-morph ("blonde") Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Light-morph (blonde) Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Light-morph ("blonde") Antarctic Fur Seal pup

King Penguins

King Penguins

King Penguins

King Penguins

King Penguins

King Penguins

King Penguin

King Penguin

King Penguins

King Penguins

King Penguin

King Penguin

King Penguin colony

King Penguin colony

King Penguin colony

King Penguin colony

King Penguin

King Penguin

King Penguin colony

King Penguin colony

Antarctic Fur Seal

Antarctic Fur Seal

Antarctic Fur Seal pup and Southern Giant Petrel

Antarctic Fur Seal pup and Southern Giant Petrel

Antarctic Fur Seal pup and Southern Giant Petrel

Antarctic Fur Seal pup and Southern Giant Petrel

Southern Giant Petrel

Southern Giant Petrel

Southern Giant Petrel

Southern Giant Petrel

King Penguin

King Penguin

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

South Polar Skua

South Polar Skua

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pups

Antarctic Fur Seal pups

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

King Penguins

King Penguins

King Penguin

King Penguin

King Penguin

King Penguin

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Chris with King Penguin

Chris with King Penguin

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

King Penguin

King Penguin

King Penguin

King Penguin

Chris with King Penguin

Chris with King Penguin

Chris with Fur Seal pup

Chris with Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

King Penguin

King Penguin

King Penguin chick

King Penguin chick

King Penguin

King Penguin

Antarctic Fur Seal pup

Antarctic Fur Seal pup