What is Your Favourite Type of Penguin?

Is there anyone in the world who doesn’t love penguins? Graceful in the water and awkward on land, their entertaining antics are enough to melt the hardest of hearts. Their white bellies, black overcoats and inability to fly make them instantly recognisable, but each type of penguin has unique features and personality traits, making some […]

Travel Photo of the Week: King Penguin Colony for #WorldWildlifeDay

This week’s travel photo is from St Andrew’s Bay in South Georgia, home to the island’s largest king penguin colony and one of the most incredible wildlife sights I’ve ever had the privilege of enjoying.    And as it’s World Wildlife Day, I’ve included a second view of this incredible colony – because let’s be […]

The Many Faces of South Georgia’s Antarctic Fur Seal

Visiting South Georgia feels like being part of a wildlife documentary, and the fur seal is one of many characters auditioning for a leading role. South Georgia is a British territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It is wild and rugged, inhospitable but spectacular, historically fascinating, home to extraordinary quantities of wildlife and has long […]

Travels to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Recap

There are many places in the world I’ve visited, enjoyed and left with a vow to return again one day. But it’s often a hollow promise, overshadowed by the desire to explore other locations and the fear that a return trip may distort and diminish the memories of the original experience. But Antarctica was different. […]

Photo of the Week: Play Time – Elephant Seals, South Georgia

It’s nearly the weekend! And after returning to work today after six months of weekdays and weekends feeling the same, I am already looking forward to it! I’m also heading to the launch of the ZSL London Zoo Wildlife Photography Exhibition – so this feels an appropriate Photo of the Week, celebrating the amazing wildlife […]

Photo Gallery: King Penguins of South Georgia

During my three week exploration of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica I often felt like I was participating in a wildlife documentary.  When we landed at Salisbury Plain, the second largest King Penguin Colony in South Georgia, the scene in front of me resembled the penguin version of a Where’s Wally picture and […]

Antarctica – South Georgia – Falkland Islands: “A Photographic Summary”

A travel experience in Antarctica is often described as ‘the trip of a lifetime’ and the cost, distance and effort to get there keeps it well and truly off the beaten track.  I recently enjoyed a three week expedition cruise with Quark Expeditions aboard the Ocean Diamond, exploring the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic […]

Photo of the Week: King Penguin Version of ‘Where’s Wally’

This week’s photo was taken on my recent journey to Falklands-South Georgia-Antarctica and reminds me of a Where’s Wally game.  Salisbury Plains is home to the second largest King Penguin colony in South Georgia and includes an estimated 60,000 breeding pairs.  In 1912 only 350 breeding pairs were counted – these penguins have been busy! […]

Photo Gallery: Seals of South Georgia

The majority of Antarctic itineraries head straight through the Drake Passage to the Peninsula, but I deliberately chose one that included South Georgia.  The ‘Galapagos of the South’ did not disappoint and in fact it exceeded all my expectations.  South Georgia possesses a wild, rugged and often inhospitable landscape and has a rich and interesting […]

Photo Story: 10 Magical Moments in Antarctica, South Georgia & The Falkland Islands

“What was the highlight of your trip to Antarctica” is a common question asked by friends on the trip, at home and I’ve even asked it myself. And it’s impossible to answer.  My three-week adventure in the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica was a collection of highlights, experienced in what felt like a magical […]

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands: A Sneak Preview

I am back on land after the most incredible three weeks exploring the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica. My head is overflowing with thoughts and memories but words currently escape me. Here is a sneak preview of the amazing wildlife and landscape that surrounded me. Many more photos to follow!!       Visit […]