Antarctica and Iguazu, 2013-14

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Devil's Throat; a view of part of Iguazu Falls, from the Argentinian side.

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Moon-lit view of Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian side, near our hotel, the Das Cataratas.

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These cape petrel birds followed the Sea Spirit for days in the less southerly parts of our voyage. Taken from the deck of Sea Spirit, south of the Falkland Islands.

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This Cobbs wren is locally fairly common here on Carcass Island and some other rat-free islands in the Falklands but is otherwise rare and vulnerable.

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My favourite whale shot; this one further south, with gentoo penguins.

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Gentoo penguin, Southern Ocean.

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Gentoo penguin chick, Saunders Island, Falkland Islands.

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Black-browed albatross far from land between the Falkland Islands and South Georgia.

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Shag rock; a haven for shags (the birds in the foreground) about half way between the Falkland Islands and South Georgia.

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Snow falling on a young fur seal; Elsehul, South Georgia.

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The fur seals vigorously defended their territory and harems; we had to keep clear of them and double up for safety. Salisbury Plain, South Georgia.

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In the right-hand pane I like to think the brown chick in the background indicates what is on the female king penguin's mind. Salibury Plain, South Georgia.

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Small part of the huge colony of king penguins at St. Andrew's Bay, South Georgia.

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Feeding time for a king penguin chick; Salisbury Plain, South Georgia.

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Skua chick.

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Adult Skua.

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Mountains above St. Andrew's Bay, South Georgia.

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Lorraine enjoying the view at St. Andrew's Bay, South Georgia.

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Sky over Point Wild, Elephant Island, Antarctica.

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Blue-eyed shag on its nest, with young. Godthul, South Georgia.

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Giant petrels. Godthul, South Georgia.

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Gentoo penguin, Godthul, South Georgia.

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Chinstrap penguin; Gibbs Island, Antarctica.

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Chinstrap penguins heading up to their nesting sites. Gibbs Island, Antarctica.

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Chinstrap penguins on an iceberg near Gibbs Island, Antarctica.

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Icicles seen from a zodiac, Kinnes Cove, Antarctica.

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Adelie penguins setting off to feed; Kinnes Cove, Antarctica.

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Adelie penguin with young; Gourdin Island, Antarctica.

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Gentoo penguins, Port Lockroy, Antarctica.

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Gentoo penguins heading back to the nest; Couverville Island, Antarctica.

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Gentoo penguin heading back to the nest; see how clean it is from swimming in the ocean; Couverville Island, Antarctica.

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Meanwhile, back home, a gentoo penguin defends its nest from pebble-stealing neighbours; Couverville Island, Antarctica.

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Turning the egg and keeping it warm; gentoo penguin colony, Couverville Island, Antarctica.

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Fur seals enjoying their natural environment; Godthul, South Georgia.

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Ice at Port Lockroy, Antarctica.

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Sun setting in the LeMaire channel, Antarctica. The bow of Sea Spirit, seen here, was a favourite place for viewing. I was on the deck above which was an observation deck that went right round the ship.

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Sun setting in the LeMaire channel, Antarctica.

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LeMaire channel, Antarctica.

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Farewell! A pod of whales apparently came to see us off as we headed between Anvers Island and Brabant Island towards the Drake passage and South America.


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