Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
Cape (or "Pintado") Petrel - Drake Passage
Chinstrap Penguin - Half Moon Island
65°7'38" S 63°58'8" W / 11:30 pm.
Light Mantled Albatross - Drake Passage
Russian Ship in Lemaire Channel. 10:41 pm. Cold.
Lemaire Channel area / 12-24-15 / 12:14 a.m.
Southern Fulmar / Drake Passage
Fin Whale - Drake Passage - massive (56-89 feet long) - only Blue Whale is larger
Struggling to get back on the ice. Success after a few attempts
Killer Whales in Weddell Sea
Adelie Penguin Colony - Devil Island
venturing into uncharted Brialmont Cove. Leopard Seal spotted resting in the distance.
Leopard Seal. Very big, dangerous predator.
Adam retrieves his drone. Doug sits next to him. Both part of the expedition team
uncharted Brialmont Cove - Gerlache Strait
12-24-15 / 12:04 a.m.
Penguins have the right of way. Not allowed to get within 15 feet of them. But if they approach you?
Gentoo Penguin brings back a rock for the nest. They spend a lot of time doing this. And they are very particular about their rocks
Crabeater Seal. The red on the teeth is likely from eating krill. The scars are likely from Leopard Seals
Nestor at Lemaire Channel / 65°5'53" S 63°58'56" W
65°9'7" S 64°5'12" W / 12:04 am / 12-24-15
64°54'19" S 62°52'38" W / 12-23-15
64°52'36" S 62°52'59" W
65°7'36" S 63°56'52" W
Lemaire Channel / 11:50 pm
Penguins admire the glorious light / 11:46 pm / 12-23-15
Port Lockroy (British). Christmas Eve
Lemaire Channel 11:34 pm 12-23