Salisbury Plain, South Georgia

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  • 14 Mar 2020

Salisbury Plain, South Georgia, 3/14/2020, National Geographic Explorer

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What a fantastic way to start our exploration of the remote island of South Georgia! We found some shelter from the swell and landed in Salisbury Plains to hike to the second largest king penguin colony in the island with well over 100,000 birds present. From little chicks being fed by their parents to adults that had finished molting and were getting ready to go back to sea, we got to witness a range of milestones in the rather long breeding cycle of these penguins.

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