South Georgia Island photos

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King penguin, showing ornate and distinctive neck, breast and head plumage and orange beak, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Fortuna Bay
King penguin, showing ornate and distinctive neck, breast and head plumage and orange beak.
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24601  
Southern elephant seal, juvenile.  The southern elephant seal is the largest pinniped, and the largest member of order Carnivora, ever to have existed.  It gets its name from the large proboscis (nose) it has when it has grown to adulthood, Mirounga leonina, Fortuna Bay
Southern elephant seal, juvenile. The southern elephant seal is the largest pinniped, and the largest member of order Carnivora, ever to have existed. It gets its name from the large proboscis (nose) it has when it has grown to adulthood.
Species: Southern elephant seal, Mirounga leonina
Location: Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24603  
Antarctic fur seal, young pup, juvenile, Arctocephalus gazella, Fortuna Bay
Antarctic fur seal, young pup, juvenile.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24604  
An antarctic fur seal pup plays in the water, Arctocephalus gazella, Fortuna Bay
An antarctic fur seal pup plays in the water.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24605  
Leucistic juvenile antarctic fur seal, young pup, juvenile, blond.  A leucistic animal is one that has pigmentation levels far below normal and is thus much more lightly colored, Arctocephalus gazella, Fortuna Bay
Leucistic juvenile antarctic fur seal, young pup, juvenile, blond. A leucistic animal is one that has pigmentation levels far below normal and is thus much more lightly colored.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24617  
King penguin, wing detail.  The king penguin uses its wings as flipper underwater, enabling it to swim fast, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Fortuna Bay
King penguin, wing detail. The king penguin uses its wings as flipper underwater, enabling it to swim fast.
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24619  
Drygalski Fjord, passengers on icebreak M/V Polar Star.  The water is packed with brash ice which has broken away from Risting Glacier at the end of the narrow fjord
Drygalski Fjord, passengers on icebreak M/V Polar Star. The water is packed with brash ice which has broken away from Risting Glacier at the end of the narrow fjord.
Location: Drygalski Fjord, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24684  
Macaroni penguin, amid tall tussock grass, Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island, Eudyptes chrysolophus
Macaroni penguin, amid tall tussock grass, Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island.
Species: Macaroni penguin, Eudyptes chrysolophus
Location: Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24694  
Macaroni penguin, amid tall tussock grass, Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island, Eudyptes chrysolophus
Macaroni penguin, amid tall tussock grass, Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island.
Species: Macaroni penguin, Eudyptes chrysolophus
Location: Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24696  
Drygalski Fjord, packed with brash ice which has broken away from Risting Glacier at the end of the narrow fjord
Drygalski Fjord, packed with brash ice which has broken away from Risting Glacier at the end of the narrow fjord.
Location: Drygalski Fjord, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24697  
Juvenile 'oakum boy' penguin begs for food, which the adult will regurgitate from its stomach after foraging at sea.  This scene plays out thousands of times each hour amid the vast king penguin colony at Salisbury Plain, where over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest and rear their chicks, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Juvenile 'oakum boy' penguin begs for food, which the adult will regurgitate from its stomach after foraging at sea. This scene plays out thousands of times each hour amid the vast king penguin colony at Salisbury Plain, where over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest and rear their chicks.
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24395  
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.
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24396  
King penguin, showing ornate and distinctive neck, breast and head plumage and orange beak, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Grytviken
King penguin, showing ornate and distinctive neck, breast and head plumage and orange beak.
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Grytviken, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24412  
King penguins, showing ornate and distinctive neck, breast and head plumage and orange beak, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Grytviken
King penguins, showing ornate and distinctive neck, breast and head plumage and orange beak.
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Grytviken, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24413  
Antarctic fur seals, on tussock grass slopes near Grytviken, Arctocephalus gazella
Antarctic fur seals, on tussock grass slopes near Grytviken.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Grytviken, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24414  
Hercules Bay, with the steep mountains and narrow waterfalls of South Georgia Island rising above
Hercules Bay, with the steep mountains and narrow waterfalls of South Georgia Island rising above.
Location: Hercules Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24417  
Juvenile 'oakum boy' penguin begs for food, which the adult will regurgitate from its stomach after foraging at sea.  This scene plays out thousands of times each hour amid the vast king penguin colony at Salisbury Plain, where over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest and rear their chicks, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Juvenile 'oakum boy' penguin begs for food, which the adult will regurgitate from its stomach after foraging at sea. This scene plays out thousands of times each hour amid the vast king penguin colony at Salisbury Plain, where over 100,000 pairs of king penguins nest and rear their chicks.
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24432  
King penguins at Salisbury Plain, Aptenodytes patagonicus
King penguins at Salisbury Plain.
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24433  
Grassy windy highlands and rocks, overlooking alluvial floodplain formed by glacier runoff near Stromness Bay, Stromness Harbour
Grassy windy highlands and rocks, overlooking alluvial floodplain formed by glacier runoff near Stromness Bay.
Location: Stromness Harbour, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24584  
Reindeer on South Georgia Island.  Reindeer (known as caribou when wild) were introduced to South Georgia Island by Norway in the early 20th Century.  There are now two distinct herds which are permanently separated by glaciers, Rangifer tarandus, Fortuna Bay
Reindeer on South Georgia Island. Reindeer (known as caribou when wild) were introduced to South Georgia Island by Norway in the early 20th Century. There are now two distinct herds which are permanently separated by glaciers.
Species: Reindeer, Rangifer tarandus
Location: Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24592  
Antarctic fur seal on tussock grass, with the mountains of South Georgia Island and Fortuna Bay in the background, Arctocephalus gazella
Antarctic fur seal on tussock grass, with the mountains of South Georgia Island and Fortuna Bay in the background.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24594  
Antarctic fur seal, on grass slopes high above Fortuna Bay, with the cloudy heights of South Georgia Island rising in the background, Arctocephalus gazella
Antarctic fur seal, on grass slopes high above Fortuna Bay, with the cloudy heights of South Georgia Island rising in the background.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24595  
Fortuna Bay, with icebreaker M/V Polar Star at anchor
Fortuna Bay, with icebreaker M/V Polar Star at anchor.
Location: Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24596  
Snow covers tussock grass and macaroni penguins, above Cooper Bay, Eudyptes chrysolophus
Snow covers tussock grass and macaroni penguins, above Cooper Bay.
Species: Macaroni penguin, Eudyptes chrysolophus
Location: Cooper Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24695  
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.
Location: Drygalski Fjord, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24698  
M/V Polar Star approaches Jenkins Glacier (left), Risting Glacier (center) and a third glacier (right) at the end of Drygalski Fjord
M/V Polar Star approaches Jenkins Glacier (left), Risting Glacier (center) and a third glacier (right) at the end of Drygalski Fjord.
Location: Drygalski Fjord, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24699  
Gentoo penguin walking through tall grass, Pygoscelis papua, Godthul
Gentoo penguin walking through tall grass.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Godthul, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24700  
Gentoo penguin, calling, head raised, on the nest, snow falling, Pygoscelis papua, Godthul
Gentoo penguin, calling, head raised, on the nest, snow falling.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Godthul, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24702  
Gentoo penguin, walking through tall grass, snow falling, Pygoscelis papua, Godthul
Gentoo penguin, walking through tall grass, snow falling.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: Godthul, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24704  
Antarctic fur seal colony, on a sand beach alongside Right Whale Bay, with the mountains of South Georgia Island in the background, sunset, Arctocephalus gazella
Antarctic fur seal colony, on a sand beach alongside Right Whale Bay, with the mountains of South Georgia Island in the background, sunset.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24315  
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