Visitors 31
Modified 30-Dec-09
Created 30-Dec-09
60 photos

Our first landing in South Georgia after two rolling days and nights at sea was Undine Harbor. This would be our only opportunity to photograph nesting gray headed albatross. To reach the nesting area we hiked up a rocky creek bed, across soggy tussock and up to the edge of a cliff a couple hundred feet above the rocky beach of Elsehul. Gray headed and light mantled sooty albatross circled and landed on their nests right in front of us. It was a misty, drizzly day with very soft diffuse light. Back on the beach we found elephant seals and a few gentoo and king penguins.

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Anchor Chain_0566

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Undine Mountains_0556

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Undine CliffsT_0548

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Undine Cliffs_0552

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Undine Arch_0542

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Undine Arch_0545

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Ele Track_2218

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Undine Eles Ship_2200

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Undine Pond_2223

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Undine Creek Bed_2209

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Undine Elsehul Cliffs_2162

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Undine GH Hill_2129

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Gray Head Nest_2110

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Gray Head Nest_2105

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Gray Head_2116

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Gray Head_1981

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Gray Head_2035

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Gray Head_2044

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Gray Head Land_2046

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Gray Head Pair_2060