Cruise to South Georgia in
Fortuna Bay and Prion Island
March 14th, 2005
Fortuna Bay in South Georgia is interesting for the beautiful landscape and for the wildlife that includes penguins, elephant seals and fur seals. Instead Prion Island, just off South Georgia, is interesting for a colony of giant albatross. This is our last cruise day in South Georgia, before sailing north to the Falkland islands.
Photo of Fortuna Bay in South Georgia, with king penguins coming to investigate after our landing.
Pictures of elephant seals in South Goergia.
The Tussoc vegetation growing in South Georgia, composed of large grass tuft, similar to other sub-antarctic islands.
The beach at Prion Island, with many Gentoo penguins, fur seals and giant antarctic petrels.
Pictures of Prion island. We climb an hill, hoping to see nesting albatross. Many fur seals can be observed also at this considerable altitude...
And our hope is not disappointed, as we spot several nesting albatross all around.
Pictures of albatross in South Georgia.