Gold Harbour, Cooper Bay, Drygalski Fjord
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 19 Jan 2022

Gold Harbour, Cooper Bay, Drygalski Fjord, 1/19/2022, National Geographic Endurance

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endurance
  • Antarctica

Morning at Gold Harbour was a wildlife extravaganza. A tonnage of elephant seals rested on the beach. Their deep-throated bass notes accented the calm breath of the surf. King penguins in all stages of development proudly strutted in their shimmering plumage. Fur seals entertained everyone before falling asleep. The scene was a feast for the eyes and ears of those who long for wilderness.

During the afternoon, Zodiac tours on Cooper Bay brought sights of macaroni penguins, leopard seals and even a leucistic fur seal. The rare blonde fur seal played along just like all of the other seals, unaware of its famous status.

After dinner, we cruised through Drygalski Fjord and observed its tidewater glacier. The glacier dropped a huge bit of ice as we watched. Thus another ‘over the top’ day ended on our Epic Antarctic Journey.

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