Video of our first sighting of Antarctica:



So many preview photos for an entry this time… simply because our first day in Antarctica just that stunning:


Antarctica just got served


We caught our first glimpse of Antarctica and its pack ice at around 10pm on our 2nd day of sailing:



By 4am we were sailing through the photogenic Lemaire Channel:



At 9am we got in our zodiacs:



Off for our first landing in Antarctica…



We initially landed at a Gentoo penguin colony at Pleneau’s, seeing hundreds of female penguins nursing their eggs and males stealing pebbles from other nests for their own. For the males, the ability to make a nest is a measure of your desirability as a mate.



After about an hour, we cruised more around the area in our zodiacs:



Then we had lunch back on the ship before setting out again for Peterman’s, another part of Antarctica. Upon landing, we did a trek up a ridge to get some great views:


Antarctica just got served, again


Took a few panoramas: 



Nearby, a couple were taking advantage of the backdrop:



We then hiked back down to the zodiacs:



Then it was back to the ship and some sightseeing on the bow:



Our ship sailed back through Lemaire’s Channel, the mountainous passage over a sea of ice scattered like Parmesan Cheese:




- At time of posting in Lemaire Channel, it was -1 °C - Humidity: n/a | Wind Speed: n/a | Cloud Cover: overcast


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