Picture of the day: For the better (natures tranformation)

This image is from South Georgia, it is a young penguin that is loosing its brown furry coat, and getting the normal fur and colours. I was a little scared at first, but the biologist at the trip explained that it was all for the best, and you cold compare the hardships with a kind of bad flu. But after a while they are the great creatures that we enjoy so much.

-Ray

Picture of the day: The whaling station of Grytviken

This is the old , retired whaling station of Grytviken, South Georgia. I guess this was the largest, and most efficient of the old stations down here. It was left in the fifties, and it serves here as a great piece of history. The picture shows only a small part of the operation, but you get a little image of the massive scale of the operation.

 

 

-Ray

Picture of the day: Magnificent Antarctica

I have so many images to share, so many stories about the great white continent to tell.  So here I go. Todays image is just a little “moment” from the Antarctic peninsula, and as you can see, the weather was ever-changing. But is was just adding to the great experience.

-Ray

Picture of the day: The king of the beach

Todays image is from the magnificent island of South Georgia, and the whaling station of Stromnes. This is the a male Elephant Seal, and more precise the “Beach Master” on that part of the beach. The role of beach master is to be the “alfa male”, and control certain parts of the beach and the inhabitants. It is a though life that consist of “entertaining” the ladies, and fighting the other large males for the role of beach master.  The role is usually kept for a maximum of a couple of years, then they “retire” to put it diplomatic, either due too their demise thru fighting other males, or pure exhaustion from its other duties. Quite fascinating creatures.

-Ray

 

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