Overall the weather was pretty kind to us, with a windy but fine day on the Falklands (Carcass and Saunders Islands), then close to three days on South Georgia, and three days on the Antarctic Peninsula. Probably the highlight of the entire trip for me was locating three lunge-feeding humpback whales, and with enough time we were able to get everyone out in the zodiacs to see them and had the whales at times surfacing and lunging at the surface right beside the zodiacs... It's all very well keeping your distance from the wildlife, but when they come to you, wow!
Below are a few of the 'highlight' photos. I have posted a whole bunch more on my Eco-Vista facebook page, so take a look there.
|Lamb, beautiful lamb!
|Male kelp goose taking off
|Life is so boring as a dolphin gull!
|The beach on Saunders Island
|Sunset leaving the Falklands
|Southern giant petrel taking a closer look
|Beautiful light-mantled sooty albatross
|Black-browed taking off
|Antarctic fur seal pup
|South Georgia pipit
|Black-bellied storm-petrel against the waves
|Reindeer on South Georgia
|Gold Harbour king penguins
|Giant petrel against the rock
|King penguin stretching
|Playing in the surf
|Adelie having a stretch
|Gorgeous snow petrel at the nest
|Antarctic tern in a spin
|All three species - Adelie, gentoo, and chinstrap
|Spot the dog
|Against a berg
|Filling the mouth
|With a 400mm coming right at us