Visitors 33
Modified 26-Jan-11
Created 30-Dec-09
101 photos

After landing at Peggotty Bluff - the site of Ernest Shackleton's camp after crossing the Southern Ocean to organize a rescue for the shipwrecked crew of the Endurance - we sailed out of King Haakon Bay and down the Southwest Coast of South Georgia. Spectacular mountains and glaciers were surrounded by surreal cloud formations ... a site seen by very few humans, possibly none since the whaling days of the early part of the last century.

The bright sun posed a photographic challenge, juxtaposing harsh light with dark mountains in shadow. And add to this shooting hand-held from the deck of a ship rolling over 10 degrees in a 30+mph wind!

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