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South Georgia Island coastline, showing the island's characteristic rugged topography.  56% of the island is covered by 161 glaciers, which have created numerous large bays and inlets that provide excellent habitat for marine animals and seabirds. Mountains meet the sea in steep-sided seacliffs covered with sparse vegetation.  The highest point on South Georgia Island is Mt. Paget at 2,915m Add To Light Table King penguin colony, Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island.  Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest on South Georgia Island each summer, Aptenodytes patagonicus Add To Light Table King penguin colony and the Bay of Isles on the northern coast of South Georgia Island.  Over 100,000 nesting pairs of king penguins reside here.  Dark patches in the colony are groups of juveniles with fluffy brown plumage.  The icebreaker M/V Polar Star lies at anchor, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Salisbury Plain Add To Light Table
South Georgia Island coastline, showing the island's characteristic rugged topography. 56% of the island is covered by 161 glaciers, which have created numerous large bays and inlets that provide excellent habitat for marine animals and seabirds. Mountains meet the sea in steep-sided seacliffs covered with sparse vegetation. The highest point on South Georgia Island is Mt. Paget at 2,915m.
Image ID: 24322  
Location: South Georgia Island
 
King penguin colony, Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island. Over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest on South Georgia Island each summer.
Image ID: 24344  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island
 
King penguin colony and the Bay of Isles on the northern coast of South Georgia Island. Over 100,000 nesting pairs of king penguins reside here. Dark patches in the colony are groups of juveniles with fluffy brown plumage. The icebreaker M/V Polar Star lies at anchor.
Image ID: 24401  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
King penguin colony and the Bay of Isles on the northern coast of South Georgia Island.  Over 100,000 nesting pairs of king penguins reside here.  Dark patches in the colony are groups of juveniles with fluffy brown plumage.  The icebreaker M/V Polar Star lies at anchor, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Salisbury Plain Add To Light Table King penguin colony and the Bay of Isles on the northern coast of South Georgia Island.  Over 100,000 nesting pairs of king penguins reside here.  Dark patches in the colony are groups of juveniles with fluffy brown plumage, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Salisbury Plain Add To Light Table Grytviken Chapel, at the old whaling station of Grytviken, South Georgia Island Add To Light Table
King penguin colony and the Bay of Isles on the northern coast of South Georgia Island. Over 100,000 nesting pairs of king penguins reside here. Dark patches in the colony are groups of juveniles with fluffy brown plumage. The icebreaker M/V Polar Star lies at anchor.
Image ID: 24402  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
King penguin colony and the Bay of Isles on the northern coast of South Georgia Island. Over 100,000 nesting pairs of king penguins reside here. Dark patches in the colony are groups of juveniles with fluffy brown plumage.
Image ID: 24403  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
Grytviken Chapel, at the old whaling station of Grytviken, South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24415  
Location: Grytviken, South Georgia Island
 
King penguins march in a line along the shore, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Grytviken Add To Light Table Zodiac motors through the blue-green waters of Hercules Bay Add To Light Table Hercules Bay, with icebreaker M/V Polar Star at anchor, below the steep mountains of South Georgia Island Add To Light Table
King penguins march in a line along the shore.
Image ID: 24416  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Grytviken, South Georgia Island
 
Zodiac motors through the blue-green waters of Hercules Bay.
Image ID: 24418  
Location: Hercules Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Hercules Bay, with icebreaker M/V Polar Star at anchor, below the steep mountains of South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24419  
Location: Hercules Bay, South Georgia Island
 
King penguins gather in a steam to molt, below a waterfall on a cobblestone beach at Hercules Bay, Aptenodytes patagonicus Add To Light Table Brown skua in grass, Stercorarius antarctica, Stromness Harbour Add To Light Table Glacial melt waters, runoff, flows across an alluvial flood plain between mountains, on its way to Stromness Bay, Stromness Harbour Add To Light Table
King penguins gather in a steam to molt, below a waterfall on a cobblestone beach at Hercules Bay.
Image ID: 24557  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Hercules Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Brown skua in grass.
Image ID: 24585  
Species: Brown skua, Stercorarius antarctica
Location: Stromness Harbour, South Georgia Island
 
Glacial melt waters, runoff, flows across an alluvial flood plain between mountains, on its way to Stromness Bay.
Image ID: 24587  
Location: Stromness Harbour, South Georgia Island
 
Shackleton Falls, named for explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, formed from glacial meltwaters, near Stromness Bay, Stromness Harbour Add To Light Table Crean Lake, with permanent ice and snow, near the pass over South Georgia Island between Fortuna Bay and Stromness Bay Add To Light Table Shale covered rocky slope, near the pass over South Georgia Island between Fortuna Bay and Stromness Bay Add To Light Table
Shackleton Falls, named for explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, formed from glacial meltwaters, near Stromness Bay.
Image ID: 24588  
Location: Stromness Harbour, South Georgia Island
 
Crean Lake, with permanent ice and snow, near the pass over South Georgia Island between Fortuna Bay and Stromness Bay.
Image ID: 24589  
Location: South Georgia Island
 
Shale covered rocky slope, near the pass over South Georgia Island between Fortuna Bay and Stromness Bay.
Image ID: 24590  
Location: South Georgia Island
 
A hiker ascends the slopes of South Georgia Island above Fortuna Bay Add To Light Table A curious Antarctic fur seal pup on the beach at Godthul, Arctocephalus gazella Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table
A hiker ascends the slopes of South Georgia Island above Fortuna Bay.
Image ID: 24591  
Location: Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
 
A curious Antarctic fur seal pup on the beach at Godthul.
Image ID: 24705  
Species: Antarctic Fur Seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Godthul, South Georgia Island
 
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.
Image ID: 23683  
Species: Northern giant petrel, Macronectes halli
Location: Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Antarctic fur seal, juveniles or females, Arctocephalus gazella, Right Whale Bay Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table
Antarctic fur seal, juveniles or females.
Image ID: 24319  
Species: Antarctic Fur Seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island
 
A colony of Antarctic fur seals, with the adult male (bull) in the center of his harem of females and juvenile fur seals.
Image ID: 24326  
Species: Antarctic Fur Seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Right Whale Bay, 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.
Image ID: 24327  
Species: Antarctic Fur Seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island
 
Adult male bull Antarctic fur seal, amid his harem of females and juvenile fur seals, Arctocephalus gazella, Right Whale Bay Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table
Adult male bull Antarctic fur seal, amid his harem of females and juvenile fur seals.
Image ID: 24332  
Species: Antarctic Fur Seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island
 
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.
Image ID: 24428  
Species: Wandering albatross, Diomedea exulans
Location: Prion Island, South Georgia Island
 
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.
Image ID: 24429  
Species: Wandering albatross, Diomedea exulans
Location: Prion Island, South Georgia Island
 
King penguin at Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island, Aptenodytes patagonicus Add To Light Table King penguin, mated pair courting, displaying courtship behavior including mutual preening, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Salisbury Plain Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table
King penguin at Salisbury Plain, Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island.
Image ID: 24437  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
King penguin, mated pair courting, displaying courtship behavior including mutual preening.
Image ID: 24438  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
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.
Image ID: 24439  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
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 Add To Light Table Photographer overlooking the vast king penguin colony at Salisbury Plain, with over 100,000 pairs of king penguins, Aptenodytes patagonicus Add To Light Table King penguins at Salisbury Plain, Aptenodytes patagonicus Add To Light Table
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.
Image ID: 24444  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
Photographer overlooking the vast king penguin colony at Salisbury Plain, with over 100,000 pairs of king penguins.
Image ID: 24445  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 
King penguins at Salisbury Plain.
Image ID: 24446  
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
 


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Diomedea exulans
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