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Balleny Islands – 23rd February, 2020

The Balleny Islands are a small, wild, very remote archipelago directly on the south polar circle, to the northwest of the Ross Sea. You have to be lucky to get close to them.

We were lucky. Not from the beginning – Sturge Island didn’t really want us – but at Sabrina Islands, near the south end of Buckle Island, we all got off and into the boats. A landing is hardly ever available here, largely made impossible by sea conditions, the steep terrain and legislation. But that doesn’t matter. You get pretty close in the Zodiacs. Stunning, very wild scenery and a lot of ice. And a lot of wildlife. Chinstrap penguins, as one might suspect. And, unexpectedly, a lonely King penguin.

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last modification: 2020-02-24 · copyright: Rolf Stange