Excursion in Antarctica to Neko Harbour
March 7th, 2005
Neko Harbour, along the Antarctic Peninsula is a place of amazing beauty, with majestic glaciers ending into the sea and releasing icebergs big like an house. The landscape in Neko Harbour during a beautiful sunny day, is probably one of the most beautiful you can see in Antarctica and, among the landscape, there are thousands of fur seals and Gentoo penguins wandering on the beach and swimming in the bay.
The cruise ship reaches Neko Harbour along Antarctica Peninsula under a beautiful sunny day.
A zodiac excursion to Neko Harbour reveals lot lot of Gentoo penguins and Fur seals, immersed in a spectacular Antarctic landscape.
The beautiful Antarctica landscape at Neko Harbour bay, located along the Antarctic Peninsula. The icebergs are released by enormous glaciers coming down from the mountains and ending directly into the sea.
A panoramic photo of Antarctica along Neko Harbour.
Pictures of gentoo penguin and fur seals from Neko Harbour in Antarcica.
More photos of gentoo penguins and fur seals that live all together, sharing the space on the beach.
Photos of Antarctica. Above and left pictures: a majestic glacier ends into the bay, calving huge icebergs quite frequently.
More photos of landscape in Antarcica.
The gentoo penguins in Neko Harbour are nesting also on the snow along a slope, near the beach.
Pictures of Fur seals and penguins.
Please, come closer to me... I would like to kiss you!!!
More photos of Fur seals that looks to be very lazy.
The Fur seals are quite aggressive and sometimes they to not hesitate to charge humans also. When walking it's particularly important to keep the correct distance from a fur seal and to not disturb them.
One seal and three gentoos.
Photos of gentoo penguins starting to swim from the beach.
After a long excursion enjoying the beautiful Antarctica landscape at Neko Harbour, we have a short zodiac cruise around the bay, before returning to the ship. On an ice floe, we spot a huge leopard seal.
Some more photos of Neko Harbour and the amazing landscape all around. It's now time to go back to the ship and continue the cruise along Antarctica Peninsula.