Cooper & St. Andrews Bay, South Georgia
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 03 Nov 2019

Cooper & St. Andrews Bay, South Georgia

  • Aboard the National Geographic Explorer
  • Antarctica

It was a stunning morning on the water as we cruised in Zodiacs around Cooper Bay. We were delighted to see huge icebergs looming in the distance and sunny blue skies. Our Zodiac cruise brought us to a macaroni and chinstrap penguin colony, while some were also lucky enough to have an encounter with a large female leopard seal, who swam curiously around the boats.  In the afternoon, we came upon the largest king penguin colony on South Georgia at St. Andrews Bay, a colony first described in 1883 during the German International Polar Year Expedition.

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