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Two years ago, in January 2011, I was on a thee week trip to the Antarctic Peninsula, aboard the MV Plancius. Between January 7 and January 24 we travelled from Ushuaia in Argentina to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, the South Orkney Islands, the Antarctic Peninsula, and the South Shetland Islands. Below are some impressions from that trip. I'll add more to the story when I upload more pictures t o 500px.

Black-Browed Albatross and her Chick

Black-Browed Albatrosses have a huge colony at Westpoint Island on the Falklands.

King Penguins

Three Penguins walking towards me, at Fortuna Bay, South Georgia

Kelp Gull

This kelp gull was busy breaking open shells, when it's eye caught me and flew away

King Penguins

An adult king penguin takes her thick fur-covered chick for a walk. Fortuna Bay, South Georgia

Wandering Albatross Couple

The largest bird of the southern Ocean, the magnificent giant wandering Albatross nests at South Georgia

Striated Caracara

An exceptionally rare bird that only breeds on the remote outer islands of the Falklands, the Striated Caracara is also locally known as the Johny Rook. Westpoint Islands, Falklands

South Georgia Coastline

Impression of the rugged South Georgian Coastline.

Best Friends

Two Penguins walking down a piece of floating ice in the Weddell Sea. On our way to Antarctica.

Cute Albatross Chick

A very cute looking (Black-Browed) Albatross chick sitting on its nest at Westpoint Island, the Falklands.

Stromness Ruins

Much leftover equipment and rusty storage tanks line the perimeter of the former whaling station at Stromness.

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