Before I left on my trip to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica, a friend wished me a trip ‘full of wonder’ and that’s what it was. From stunning landscapes to penguins and seals by the hundreds, I was constantly in awe. It was all so spectacular that I stopped worrying about whether I was taking ‘good’ pictures because I realized no photo could capture what I was experiencing. That didn’t stop me from trying, though!
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A clearing sky and penguins on Saunders Island.
Fur seals ‘littering’ a beach on Prion Island.
A fur seal pup just out of the water at St. Andrews Bay on South Georgia.
Aquamarine water in Drygalski Fjord on South Georgia.
Hundreds of king penguins in St. Andrews Bay.
King penguins on Salisbury Plain on South Georgia.
The stark landscape of Deception Island, a volcano.
Sailing into the Antarctic. I hope I never forget how I felt this morning.
Gentoo penguins on an iceberg in Drygalski Fjord…
and diving into Paradise Harbour off the Antarctic peninsula.
A glacier coming down to the water in Paradise Harbour…
and a closer look at the texture of the ice.
A humpback whale diving in Paradise Harbour…
and a leopard seal on an iceberg.
A land- and seascape to remember in Paradise Harbour.
Images © Melissa Corcoran.