Feb 26, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer
A visit to South Georgia provides incredibly beautiful sceneries and an overwhelming amount of wildlife. On this first day of exploring the wonders of this island we certainly got a convincing proof! The first wake-up call sounded at 04:45, and quite a few guests took the opportunity to get ashore before sunrise. We were at Gold Harbour, one of South Georgia´s most spectacular landing spots. Gold Harbour is formed like an amphitheater, with a wide, flat beach, framed by lush slopes and steep rocks with a glacier on top. The beach is home to a colony of king penguins as well as fur seals and elephant seals. Those who got up at normal wake-up time were shuttled to the beach just after breakfast and spent the whole morning ashore.
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