Photo Essay : South Georgia Island

South Georgia Island is one of the most incredible places to view wildlife in the world. Period. There are few places where you can see such sheer numbers of animals assembled in one spot. I stood on a beach with over 150,000 penguins surrounding me. The penguins and fur seals have no fear of humans which make them extremely approachable.

Fewer than 5,000 people visit South Georgia in any given year. It is extremely expensive and difficult to get to. There is no airport and the only way to get there is several days of sailing over rough South Atlantic seas. For those who make the trip, the experience is unforgettable. The crew on the M/S Expedition, who have been to Antarctica dozens of times, viewed their annual visit to South Georgia as the highlight of their sailing season.

The photos I took from South Georgia are some of my all-time favorites. Enjoy!

 

 






















Originally posted on the Everything Everywhere Travel Blog. How many countries have you been to?.

Gary

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