Salisbury Plain

Nov 05, 2017 - National Geographic Explorer


What a culmination to South Georgia! After a blustery night anchored in the Bay of Isles, guests awoke expecting poor conditions but were pleasantly surprised to see flat seas and a fresh coat of snow on South Georgia’s second largest king penguin colony. One guest even shed a tear at the sheer beauty of Salisbury Plain.

The landing did not disappoint, a natural path through the colony allowed guests to get their best views of the “Oakum Boys” yet. Despite the cold temperatures, the light was stunning and guests used every second on shore to get their shots.

As we embarked back aboard and the ship began its journey north towards Stanley, guests and staff were left reminiscing about another incredible South Georgian experience.

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About the Author

James Coleman

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Jamie is from England. He grew up in Oxford, about as far from the sea as you can get in the UK, yet somehow decided he would work in marine biology and conservation. Ever since he reached his teens, he has dedicated time to this passion, working and volunteering in various roles on nature reserves and in aquariums. It was no surprise that in 2007, he left home to study marine biology at the University of Newcastle.

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