Visited Cuverville Island this morning, beautiful and mountainous and home to this gentoo penguin rookerie.
In contrast to the large gentoo chicks from a few days ago, these are only one week old. So cute.
Walked around the island a bit and found this guy wandering by himself.
Icebergs can be dangerous due to flipping, but these were grounded and therefore safe for an up close and personal Zodiac cruise. I thought the dueling cameras were funny.
The shapes and colors were beautiful.
The rest of the day was a bit disappointing. We traveled to potentially the most beautiful part of the trip—Paradise Bay and the Lamaire Channel. Unfortunately, fog and snow moved in so we couldn’t see much of it. Paradise Bay supposedly has large mountains rising straight from the water. This is about all we saw.
In the center of this photo is the entrance to the very narrow and dramatic Lamaire Channel, often called the prettiest spot in Antarctica. The Antarctic mainland is on the left and Booth Island is on the right.
Inside the Lamaire Channel, you can see how narrow it is. We will return on our way back up, so perhaps we’ll get better weather then.
Still a great day.