Antarctica Voyage Day 5 – 23rd December 2015 – Turrett Point, King George Island

Today we woke up close to King George Island, with a beautiful view across the sea. We were surrounded by icebergs, lots and lots of Humpback Whale and ice on top of the water.

In the morning, we had a three-hour excursion by Zodiac to the island. Here we saw colonies of Gentoo Penguins and Adelie Penguins, which was brilliant. We also saw South Polar Skuas and seals.

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig King George Island
Photograph taken by Helena Craig

Near King George Island
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

Gentoo Penguin, King George Island
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

Gentoo Penguin and Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig King George Island
Photograph taken by Helena Craig

Adelie Penguin
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

Adelie Penguins
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

We were meant to have another landing in the afternoon on the other side of King George Island, but this was cancelled because of strong winds. We had to be content with sea watching from the bridge instead.

We saw lots of Humpback and Fin Whales, which were beautiful.

Best birds and animals:
Adelie Penguins
Gentoo Penguins
South Polar Skua
Snowy Sheafbill
Antarctic Cormorant
Antarctic Tern
Southern Giant-petrel (including White Nelly)
Elephant Seals
Fin Whale
Humpback Whale

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