From unique scenic beauty to a wealth of biological diversity, South Georgia is a can’t-miss stop on any Antarctic journey, and a compelling destination all its own.
1. It’s the land of a million kings
King penguins are the largest penguin species apart from emperors, and just one of these colorful, three-foot-tall birds is a memorable sight. Imagine, then, setting food amid a colony of hundreds of thousands of king penguins gathered at Salisbury Plain or Gold Harbor, their cries audible for miles around.
2. You’ll see a cornucopia of species
When people think of wildlife in the Antarctic region, they usually think penguins and not much else. South Georgia is actually one of the most biodiverse places on earth, a result of its large size and isolation from the mainland, and visitors can count on seeing a tremendous variety of mammals and birdlife, including the nesting wandering albatross. Continue Reading ›