I spent a lot of my time helping people adjust their hiking poles and learning how to walk on snow!
This island has the Argentine base as well as a large colony of Chinstrap penguins. We also saw a few Gentoos and a single Adelie. There were also some Weddell Seals. It turns out that Weddell seals are the favourite food of killer whales. The whales prefer them over any other kind of seal. We also had a couple of Humpback whales close to the ship.
|Staff landing ashore to organize for guests to begin arriving.|
|Sleeping Chinstrap penguin.|
|Mom by the main colony of Chinstraps.|
|Many had eggs. The brooding bird gets incredibly dirty as their body heat melts the snow.|