Snow Hill Island, Weddell Sea
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 15 Nov 2021

Snow Hill Island, Weddell Sea, 11/15/2021, National Geographic Endurance

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endurance
  • Antarctica

Our first full day in the Weddell Sea can be best described by sunshine, fast ice, and emperor penguins! We were surrounded by fast ice, indeed wedged into it, and the emperor penguins were our constant companions until darkness finally fell. From just after 06:00AM the emperor penguins were the stars of the show! We watched them from the ship, we watched them from the Zodiacs, we walked among them on the fast ice, and indeed the sun set on them a little after 10:30PM. An amazing day, to be remembered for many years to come.

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