Close-Up of the South Atlantic

Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula - one of the least touched and most beautiful parts of the world.  One of the highlights of my life was to visit these islands a few years ago, where animals and birds roam freely with no fear of man.  Here is a sample of close-ups of what we saw.

B&W Spiral. © 24 Atlantic 2014  Adelie Penguin

B&W Spiral. © 24 Atlantic 2014

Adelie Penguin

Beach Décor © 24 Atlantic 2014

Beach Décor © 24 Atlantic 2014

Golden Feathers © 24 Atlantic 2014  King Penguin.

Golden Feathers © 24 Atlantic 2014

King Penguin.

Just One Little Scratch © 24 Atlantic 2014  Elephant seal pup.

Just One Little Scratch © 24 Atlantic 2014

Elephant seal pup.

The Twist © 24 Atlantic 2014  Macaroni Penguin.

The Twist © 24 Atlantic 2014

Macaroni Penguin.

Making Bubbles © 24 Atlantic 2014  Northern Giant Petrel

Making Bubbles © 24 Atlantic 2014

Northern Giant Petrel

My World is Blue © 24 Atlantic 2014  Colours of floating ice.

My World is Blue © 24 Atlantic 2014

Colours of floating ice.

Wind Chill © 24 Atlantic 2014  Young King Penguin

Wind Chill © 24 Atlantic 2014

Young King Penguin

Due East © 24 Atlantic 2014  Rock Hopper Penguin

Due East © 24 Atlantic 2014

Rock Hopper Penguin

Cuddle Up © 24 Atlantic 2014  Elephant Seals resting

Cuddle Up © 24 Atlantic 2014

Elephant Seals resting

Getting Cold Feet © 24 Atlantic 2014  Adelie Penguin

Getting Cold Feet © 24 Atlantic 2014

Adelie Penguin

Say Aaaah © 24 Atlantic 2014  Elephant Seal

Say Aaaah © 24 Atlantic 2014

Elephant Seal

Where's my Ma © 24 Atlantic 2014  Fur Seal pup.

Where's my Ma © 24 Atlantic 2014

Fur Seal pup.