The breeding grounds of South Georgia

The breeding grounds of South Georgia

The remote, haunting beauty of South Georgia, with its soaring, snow-clad peaks, monumental glaciers, vast penguin rookeries, thousands of fur seals, and active profusion of sea birds, is spectacular, live wilderness unparalleled by anywhere else on the planet.To get up close to such an abundance of wild animals so unperturbed by your presence and proximity is truly astounding. Stand next to half a million king penguins waddling and chattering like an immense festival crowd or Vatican Christmas mass, sit amid the velveteen, brown mounds of a thousand beached and basking fur seals, watch penguins and elephant seals arc and frolic through water and belly slide across ice, look up to the constant wheels, flips dives, squawks and sweeps of seabirds above, and think; all other natural environments are still and silent in comparison, and the mark of man is rare. South Georgia is wild stuff.

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