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Brown skua in grass, Stercorarius antarctica, Stromness Harbour Glacial melt waters, runoff, flows across an alluvial flood plain between mountains, on its way to Stromness Bay, Stromness Harbour Shackleton Falls, named for explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, formed from glacial meltwaters, near Stromness Bay, Stromness Harbour Crean Lake, with permanent ice and snow, near the pass over South Georgia Island between Fortuna Bay and Stromness Bay Shale covered rocky slope, near the pass over South Georgia Island between Fortuna Bay and Stromness Bay A hiker ascends the slopes of South Georgia Island above Fortuna Bay A curious Antarctic fur seal pup on the beach at Godthul, Arctocephalus gazella Northern giant petrel scavenging a fur seal carcass.  Giant petrels will often feed on carrion, defending it in a territorial manner from other petrels and carrion feeders, Macronectes halli, Right Whale Bay Antarctic fur seal, juveniles or females, Arctocephalus gazella, Right Whale Bay A colony of Antarctic fur seals, with the adult male (bull) in the center of his harem of females and juvenile fur seals, Arctocephalus gazella, Right Whale Bay Antarctic fur seal carcass, lying on pebble beach.  Dead fur seals are quickly scavenged by giant petrels, leaving the pelt and skeleton of the dead fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella, Right Whale Bay Adult male bull Antarctic fur seal, amid his harem of females and juvenile fur seals, Arctocephalus gazella, Right Whale Bay Wandering albatross, on nest and the Prion Island colony.  The wandering albatross has the largest wingspan of any living bird, with the wingspan between, up to 12' from wingtip to wingtip. It can soar on the open ocean for hours at a time, riding the updrafts from individual swells, with a glide ratio of 22 units of distance for every unit of drop. The wandering albatross can live up to 23 years. They hunt at night on the open ocean for cephalopods, small fish, and crustaceans. The survival of the species is at risk due to mortality from long-line fishing gear, Diomedea exulans Wandering albatross, on nest and the Prion Island colony.  The wandering albatross has the largest wingspan of any living bird, with the wingspan between, up to 12' from wingtip to wingtip. It can soar on the open ocean for hours at a time, riding the updrafts from individual swells, with a glide ratio of 22 units of distance for every unit of drop. The wandering albatross can live up to 23 years. They hunt at night on the open ocean for cephalopods, small fish, and crustaceans. The survival of the species is at risk due to mortality from long-line fishing gear, Diomedea exulans King penguin at Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island, Aptenodytes patagonicus King penguin, mated pair courting, displaying courtship behavior including mutual preening, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Salisbury Plain King penguins at Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island.  Hundreds of thousands of pairs of king penguins nest here, laying eggs in December and February, then alternating roles between foraging for food and caring for the egg or chick, Aptenodytes patagonicus King penguin colony. Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest at Salisbury Plain, laying eggs in December and February, then alternating roles between foraging for food and caring for the egg or chick, Aptenodytes patagonicus Photographer overlooking the vast king penguin colony at Salisbury Plain, with over 100,000 pairs of king penguins, Aptenodytes patagonicus King penguins at Salisbury Plain, Aptenodytes patagonicus King penguin colony. Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest at Salisbury Plain, laying eggs in December and February, then alternating roles between foraging for food and caring for the egg or chick, Aptenodytes patagonicus King penguin colony. Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest at Salisbury Plain, laying eggs in December and February, then alternating roles between foraging for food and caring for the egg or chick, Aptenodytes patagonicus Molting king penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Salisbury Plain King penguin colony. Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest at Salisbury Plain, laying eggs in December and February, then alternating roles between foraging for food and caring for the egg or chick, Aptenodytes patagonicus King penguins at Salisbury Plain.  Silver and black penguins are adults, while brown penguins are 'oakum boys', juveniles named for their distinctive fluffy plumage that will soon molt and taken on adult coloration, Aptenodytes patagonicus King penguin colony. Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest at Salisbury Plain, laying eggs in December and February, then alternating roles between foraging for food and caring for the egg or chick, Aptenodytes patagonicus King penguin colony. Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest at Salisbury Plain, laying eggs in December and February, then alternating roles between foraging for food and caring for the egg or chick, Aptenodytes patagonicus King penguins at Salisbury Plain.  Silver and black penguins are adults, while brown penguins are 'oakum boys', juveniles named for their distinctive fluffy plumage that will soon molt and taken on adult coloration, Aptenodytes patagonicus King penguin colony at Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island.  Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest here, laying eggs in December and February, then alternating roles between foraging for food and caring for the egg or chick, Aptenodytes patagonicus King penguin colony at Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island.  Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest here, laying eggs in December and February, then alternating roles between foraging for food and caring for the egg or chick, Aptenodytes patagonicus Shackleton Memorial Cross, with mountains of South Georgia Island, Grytviken Oakum boys, juvenile king penguins at Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island.  Named 'oakum boys' by sailors for the resemblance of their brown fluffy plumage to the color of oakum used to caulk timbers on sailing ships, these year-old penguins will soon shed their fluffy brown plumage and adopt the colors of an adult, Aptenodytes patagonicus King penguin, showing ornate and distinctive neck, breast and head plumage and orange beak, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Fortuna Bay Macaroni penguin, amid tall tussock grass, Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island, Eudyptes chrysolophus Macaroni penguin, amid tall tussock grass, Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island, Eudyptes chrysolophus Macaroni penguin, amid tall tussock grass, Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island, Eudyptes chrysolophus M/V Polar Star at anchor in a snowstorm, Cooper Bay Macaroni penguin, amid tall tussock grass, Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island, Eudyptes chrysolophus Drygalski Fjord, packed with brash ice which has broken away from the glacier at the end of the narrow fjord Drygalski Fjord, packed with brash ice which has broken away from the glacier at the end of the narrow fjord Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella King penguin, showing ornate and distinctive neck, breast and head plumage and orange beak, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Fortuna Bay Icebreaker M/V Polar Star approaches Elsehul harbor on South Georgia Island Antarctic fur seal carcass, lying on pebble beach.  Dead fur seals are quickly scavenged by giant petrels, leaving the pelt and skeleton of the dead fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella, Right Whale Bay King penguin colony. Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest at Salisbury Plain, laying eggs in December and February, then alternating roles between foraging for food and caring for the egg or chick, Aptenodytes patagonicus King penguins at Salisbury Plain, Aptenodytes patagonicus King penguin colony, over 100,000 nesting pairs, viewed from above.  The brown patches are groups of 'oakum boys', juveniles in distinctive brown plumage.  Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island, Aptenodytes patagonicus The South Georgia Pintail duck, also known as the South Georgian Teal, is endemic to South Georgia Island and is a vagrant to the South Sandwich Islands.  The South Georgia Pintail feeds on a variety of marine and freshwater vegetation, including algae, as well as upon invertebrates, Anas georgica georgica, Grytviken King penguins, showing ornate and distinctive neck, breast and head plumage and orange beak, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Grytviken Gentoo penguin stealing nesting material, moving it from one nest to another, Pygoscelis papua, Godthul

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