Coronation Island, South Orkney Islands

Photos of the Coronation Island, South Orkney Islands

We arrive at Coronation Island, the largest of the South Orkney Islands, around dawn. This is our first opportunity to really see some impressive icebergs at close range. While we are here to visit Shingle Cove, the approach to the island on its own is magnificent. Coronation Island is largely covered in snow and glaciers, with mountainous slopes and jagged peaks, reaching 4,153′ above sea levels at its summit. It is really a rugged place.

Coronation Island, is the largest of the South Orkney Islands, reaching 4,153' (1,266m) above sea level.  While it is largely covered by ice, Coronation Island also is home to some tundra habitat, and is inhabited by many seals, penguins and seabirds

Coronation Island, is the largest of the South Orkney Islands, reaching 4,153′ (1,266m) above sea level. While it is largely covered by ice, Coronation Island also is home to some tundra habitat, and is inhabited by many seals, penguins and seabirds.
Image ID: 24850
Location: Coronation Island, South Orkney Islands, Southern Ocean

Iceberg, ocean, light and clouds.  Light plays over icebergs and the ocean near Coronation Island

Iceberg, ocean, light and clouds. Light plays over icebergs and the ocean near Coronation Island.
Image ID: 24779
Location: Coronation Island, South Orkney Islands, Southern Ocean

Iceberg detail, at sea among the South Orkney Islands, Coronation Island, Southern Ocean

Iceberg detail, at sea among the South Orkney Islands.
Image ID: 24794
Location: Coronation Island, South Orkney Islands, Southern Ocean

Iceberg detail, at sea among the South Orkney Islands, Coronation Island, Southern Ocean

Iceberg detail, at sea among the South Orkney Islands.
Image ID: 24795
Location: Coronation Island, South Orkney Islands, Southern Ocean

Iceberg, ocean, light and clouds.  Light plays over icebergs and the ocean near Coronation Island

Iceberg, ocean, light and clouds. Light plays over icebergs and the ocean near Coronation Island.
Image ID: 24796
Location: Coronation Island, South Orkney Islands, Southern Ocean

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