A boat ride around the Socita Sea

 Falkland Islands
 South Georgia Island
 South Orkney Island
 Antarctic Peninsula

December 29, 2003 - January 23, 2004

one of the Antarctica pages on muellerworld

Ushuaia, Argentina:


The view from the passenger seat of the Land Rover Defender 110 in 4 feet of water El Fin del Mundo, Dolphin Gull on Ushuaia´s waterfront Kelp Gull flying off of Ushuaia´s waterfront The Polar Star steaming away from Ushuaia

Falkland Islands:


Rockhopper Penguin feet A zodiac returning to the Polar Star from New Island Photographers lined up for a look at Rockhopper Penguins Rockhopper Penguins Flying Black-Browed Albatross Magellanic Snipe Long-Tailed Meadowlarks Zodiac on approach to the Polar Star Magellanic Oystercatcher on shore Magellanic Penguins returning to their burrows Lichen on a rck Steeple Jason Island with the world´s largest Black-browed Albatross colony (157,000 birds) on the shoreline to the left Striated Caracara (Johnny Rook) Black-browed Albatross Black-browed Albatross chick A section of the world´s largest Black-browed Albatross colony (157,000 birds) Skua with a Black-browed Albatross Chick Skua Larry photographing a Striated Caracara Gentoo Penguins A view from Prion Island Giant Petrel A view from Prion Island Black-browed Albatross displaying Black-browed Albatross displaying A Fur Seal waiting in the tussock, ready to chase humans out of its territory A Fur Seal waiting in the tussock, ready to chase humans out of its territory King Penguins with the Polar Star on anchor Petrel eating a dead seal King Penguin in the colony A King Penguin chick checking out my tripod King Penguin colony King Penguin colony at Salsbury Plain Rod Planck photographing from above the King Penguin colony at Salsbury Plain Fur Seals on the rocky beach at Albatross Island Baby Fur Seal Matt photographing above Fortuna Bay Light-mantled Sooty Ablatross on nest the back of Ernest Henery Shackleton´s grave Ernest Henery Shackleton´s grave Part of the old canery at Grytviken Shadow on part of the old canery at Grytviken Detail of part of the old canery at Grytviken Small stream near the cannery at Grytviken Elephant Seal in front of Ernest Shackleton´s grave at Grytviken Church at Grytviken Doug and a plate full of ribs aboard the Polar Star on anchor at Grytviken Elephant Seals fighting near our zodiac landing site King Penguin Chick King Penguin Colony King Penguin Colony King Penguin King Penguin Colony King Penguin King Penguin Chick King Penguin Chick Elephant Seal Elephant Seals fighting near our zodiac landing site Fur Seal in a King Penguin Colony The Polar Star on anchor Barb in the King Penguin Colony Gold Harbour Zodiac being loaded onto the Polar Star at Gold Harbour The Polar Star approaching Drygalski Fjord An iceberg near Drygalski Fjord The Polar Star in Drygalski Fjord Zodiac crusing in Cooper Bay Macaroni Penguin Macaroni Penguins climbing across snowfields Elephant Seal coming ashore at Cooper Bay Macaroni Penguin Feet The Captain of the Polar Star

South Orkney Islands:


Buff videoing Penguins on the rocks above the zodiac landing site A Snow Petrel on nest in a small crack of a large rock Adelie Penguin chick in the snow The Polar Star breaking strough the pack ice off of Elephant Island

Antarctic Paninsula:


Ted & Tim taking underwater photographs Penguin Skull at Brown Bluff Adelie Penguin on an iceberg A Skua eating an Adelie Penguin Chick on Paulet Island On the summit of Paulet Island (1,223´) Matt on the summit of Paulet Island (1,223') with the Polar Star (268'/86.5m) in the background Egg Abandoned plane on Deception Island Tim Davis in adverse weather loading his zodiac off of Deception Island Zodiac passengers in adverse weather off of Deception Island Lepoard Seal yawning Zodiac cruising amongst the sea ice Zodiac cruising amongst the sea ice Lepoard Seal yawning Zodiac cruising amongst the sea ice A whale spotted while zodiac cruising amongst the sea ice A whale peeking up amongst the sea ice Whale off the starboard bow of the Polar Star Whale off the starboard bow of the Polar Star Whale off the starboard bow of the Polar Star The Gerlache Strait from the Polar Star Whale off the starboard bow of the Polar Star Matt aboard the Polar Star Gentoo Penguin in the snow Leucistic Gentoo Penguin (also referred to as Isabelline or albinistic (albino) penguins) Gentoo Penguins Susan in the kitchen at Port Lockroy One of the BAS men at Port Lockroy The Polar Star in the Lemaire Channel Gentoo Penguin feeding its chick Gentoo Penguins in the snow The Polar Star off of Peterman Island at 65º11'S GPS aboard the Polar Star off of Peterman Island at 65º11'S (our southernmost position) Beach rocks at Palmer Station Krill at Palmer Station Empty trays of brownies at Palmer Station Jackets on hangars at Palmer Station Palmer Station (American) Orca off the bow of the Polar Star Chuck, Barb & Matt aboard the Polar Star A Leucistic Penguin porposing off the port side of the Polar Star A Chinstrap Penguin at Baileys Head Chinstrap Penguins at Baileys Head Chinstrap Penguins coming ashore at Baileys Head Captain of the Polar Star, Arnie Zodiac ready to be loaded in a snow flurry Chinstrap Penguin Kelp Gull Waves crashing over the bow of the Polar Star (Level 11 Storm, Beaufort Scale)
2004 matt@muellerworld.com