Sunday, 12 February 2012

A snapshot of South Georgia

With our busy science schedule, it is sometimes easy to lose sight of some of the spectacular places in the vicinity of where we are working. As regular blog readers will know, we are currently occupying a section between the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. The island of South Georgia is home to a British Antarctic Survey base, where Sam Crimmin, the doctor currently aboard RRS James Cook, spent fifteen months working in 2010-2011. She was kind enough to share some of her expriences with us at a short presentation in the ship’s bar tonight. Everyone was amazed at the spectacular wildlife pictures she had taken, particularly of the elephant and fur seals and the king penguins. With her permission, I have uploaded a few of these shots below.

The Milky Way

King penguins

King penguin colony

Seal and seal pup!

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