Right Whale Bay

10th November 2015. Right Whale Bay, South Georgia.

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Our first landing on South Georgia and the only time we encountered snow.  Little comment is required for most of these images.  All the penguins are King Penguins.  There are also elephant seals, fur seals and a skua.

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

The young male elephant seal has been in the wars.  Probably aspirations beyond his station.

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

A view from near the shore looking inland.

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

The penguins here are all King Penguins. They are similar in appearance to Emperor Penguins but not as large, up to a metre in height.  Some species of prehistoric penguins reached as high as two metres.

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

Two methods of locomotion – walking and sliding on the belly.

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

A skua, probably on the lookout for a dead penguin.

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

The penguins don’t climb up there.

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

Patterns on the mountain side.

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

Fur seals have right of way….

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Elephant seals, King Penguins, Landscape, Nature, Photography, seascape, South Georgia, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

A last glimpse before departing in the zodiacs as the weather closes in.

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10 comments on “Right Whale Bay

  1. Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing

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  2. Excellent photographs! They give the viewer a real feel for this amazing place.

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  3. Boris says:

    thank you Murray for sharing your great photos and adventures

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  4. I could have a lot of fun with captions on some of the penguin groupings. I love the tall ‘penguins don’t climb up there’ photo. I have to say that one of the things I love about these posts is that I see places I could not get to myself, being the kind of being that gets seasick on anything too big to row and airsick in anything smaller than a 747.

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  5. Murray Foote says:

    Perhaps I should print that one.

    I’m probably not going back to these places and even if I did it would all be quite different. Photography provides both a motivation for going there and an opportunity to create something evocative from the experience.

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