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13a - 02Jan Yankee Harbour, South Shetland Islands53 viewsWelcome to Yankee Harbour - a little blistery in here today - but with a few layers under the jackets all fine! Nesting time here as well this time - but no chicks yet.
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13b - 02Jan Yankee Harbour, South Shetland Islands54 viewsHere an adult Skua bird was making some strange sounds in the air and shortly after another adult skua came in landing next to the one begging for food there.....
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13c - 02Jan Yankee Harbour, South Shetland Islands54 views- and sure enough - food was provided! Talking with our bird expert from the Expedion team Brent - he said: "I have been studying birds for 28 years - never seen this happened before"! wow!
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13d - 02Jan Yankee Harbour, South Shetland Islands56 viewsShortly after we left Yankee Harbour we got to see some humpback whales playing in water just next to the ship - and as one of them put his head out of the water his "lady" swim over his back and blow a beautiful heart in the air!! Never seen that either! :) Lucky shot!
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14a - 03Jan Esparanza Station157 viewsHere we are - drifting outside the Esparanza Station making ready for kayak and zodiac tours. An iceberg with two penguins drifting by...
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14b - 03Jan Esparanza Station60 viewsWhile drifting and making ready - the penguins are jumping around us.. - Unfortunately 1 hour into the operation the wind conditions got too rough for us so we needed to call all back and load all the equipment back onboard. Had to cancel the port so it was decided to do a scenic cruise in the Antarctica Sound.
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14c - 03Jan Esparanza Station58 viewsIn the afternoon we started to see som interesting icebergs around - this one have four swimming pools onboard! New record this season! :)
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15a - 04Jan Cruising the Antarctica Sound57 viewsWe're making a scenic cruise today of the Antarctica Sound - beautiful morning.
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15b - 04Jan Cruising the Antarctica Sound65 viewsSome of the tabular icebergs can be rather large in size - keeping a safe distance! Very scenic.
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16a - 05Jan Cruising the Drake Passage67 viewsWelcome to Colonnade Ladies and Gentlemen. Sushi station is ready! Marciano hoping all onboard are having a grand time. He is including Best wishes to all back home.
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16b - 05Jan Cruising the Drake Passage109 viewsHere our Executive Chef de Cuisine Jes is welcoming for sushi taste appetizer - he too hope all onboard are enjoying themselves. Also including Best wishes to friends and families back home.
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16c - 05Jan Cruising the Drake Passage63 viewsHere - the sushi being cut by the PRO! Thanks a lot Jes!
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17a - 06Jan Cooper Bay, South Georgia 61 viewsWelcome to Cooper Bay here on the island of South Georgia - this is wildlife "heaven" ! Following pictures will show :) -Went on a kayak tour today....
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17b - 06Jan Cooper Bay, South Georgia 57 viewsHere we are cruising along the beaches and the cliff sides - unbelievable scenery today! Various seals and penguins all over. WOW.
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17c - 06Jan Cooper Bay, South Georgia 59 viewsHere we are cruising along the beaches and the cliff sides - unbelievable scenery today! Various seals and penguins all over. WOW.
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17d - 06Jan Cooper Bay, South Georgia 61 viewsHere we see again an albino - this time an albino Fur Seal in there - playing.
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17e - 06Jan Cooper Bay, South Georgia 56 viewsQuite a few King penguins here too.
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17f - 06Jan Cooper Bay, South Georgia 58 viewsEye contact established..... :)
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17g - 06Jan Cooper Bay, South Georgia 60 viewsAnd here - eye contact again.... Fur Seal babies even look a little mean..... ;)
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17h - 06Jan Cooper Bay, South Georgia 59 viewsTalking about mean looking.... holy cow!! Here is an eye contact again - this time with a Giant Petrel. This is a BIG one too... !!
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17i - 06Jan Cooper Bay, South Georgia 60 viewsAnother Giant Petrel in "take off" mood... right in front of the boat! Happy I had set the shutter speed priority to 1/800 of a second! :)
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17j - 06Jan Cooper Bay, South Georgia 64 viewsHere - our Expedition team member Matt talking with our Guests - letting them all know what they see inside here. You can't get any better kayak tours like this - anywhere! Promise!! :)
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17k - 06Jan Cooper Bay, South Georgia 62 viewsHere's the Boss! - The Macaroni penguin. Easily recognized. Even with their deep red eyes.
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17l - 06Jan Cooper Bay, South Georgia 66 viewsAnother Boss Macaroni penguin. Morning cleaning there.
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