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South Georgia Island - Grytviken, Antarctica (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of South Georgia Island - Grytviken, Antarctica

Map of South Georgia Island - Grytviken, Antarctica

Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina) - In Action Antarctic Fur Seal (Arctocephalus gazella) Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata) Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina) - Adult Male Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina) - Juvenile Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata) - Flying
Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina) - Young Male

Ancient whaling village


Antarctica and Argentina

11/30/2021: Our first stop on land after 3 days at sea. There was some unusual weather, I guess, as it must have been close to 50 degrees and sunny. We took the "strenuous" hike to the lake which involved walking up a gentle incline for about 15 minutes. All kinds of seals and babies were hanging around on the beach.

Previous Visit (Drake Passage: 11/29/2021)
Next Visit (South Georgia Island - Stromness: 11/30/2021)

Species Recorded (10)

Birds ( 8 )

Penguins ( Spheniscidae )
King Penguin - Aptenodytes patagonicus

Shearwaters and Petrels ( Procellariidae )
Southern Giant-Petrel - Macronectes giganteus

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
South Georgia Shag - Leucocarbo georgianus

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Yellow-billed Pintail - Anas georgica

Jaegers and Skuas ( Stercorariidae )
Brown Skua - Stercorarius antarcticus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Kelp Gull - Larus dominicanus
Antarctic Tern - Sterna vittata

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
South Georgia Pipit - Anthus antarcticus


Southern Ocean


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