Monday, September 23, 2013

4. Livingston Island, Hannah Point and Whales 62°38'60" S 60°36'0" W

The next day we would sail a bit first along Livingston Island to reach our next landing spot called Hannah Point. The main attraction there would be besides the penguins more Elephant seals. But the show started earlier. While sailing we where all gazing at the icewalls that we were passing, I have seen plenty of glaciers, but this was something else.

Somewhere in the morning excitement broke loose. Whales had been spotted and the whales probably had spotted us too because they were coming to us. Two humpback whales were around the ship for quite a while and they were generous enough to show their tails.

Arriving at Hannah Point it took us about an hour to move maybe 100 meters, so much to see all around us.
It was a marvelous place again, with Elephant seals, more penguins than the day before, more Giant Petrels and beautiful weather.

This album here has pictures of Isla Barrientos, Gentoo and Chinstrap Penguins, Skuas, Fur seals and Elphant seals.
It has 69 pictures.

click here for the album

Here a video:

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