South Georgia Island - Part 1
A truly spectacular island to visit, South Georgia Island has a number of key breeding colony sites, including King Penguin, Southern Elephant Seal and Antarctic Fur Seal.
Many life cycle stages of King Penguin chicks can be observed in the same colony. Unlike most penguins, the King Penguin only breeds, on average, twice every three years. King Penguins do not build nests. They lay eggs on bare substrate.
Immature male Southern Elephant seals can be seen honing their skills in preparation for when they become adults ready to defend their territory.
Before reaching the open seas as we left South Georgia Island to head to Antarctica, we entered Drygalski Fjord, which, at 1.6km wide and 14km long, cleaves the southern end of South Georgia. The stark beauty and atmosphere emanating from the huge glaciers atop and alongside the mountains came at us in waves along the Drygalski Fjord.