Sunday, April 13, 2008

Elephant Seals, Antarctica Wildlife

Most of our landings in Antarctica looked like this: barren and desolate. Until you look carefully and find wildlife all around you.

We were very lucky when we landed here. The plan was to see some penguins but we stumbled upon a whole bunch of young elephant seals at rest.

You can see how close we are to them. We had to be quiet as we watched them. It would be easy to spook them back into the water. Which would probably mean the death penalty for those ashore by those who hadn't yet made their landing. We were fortunate in that all the passengers had a chance to see them.

I don't know about you but I know what these two pictures make me want to do.

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