Photos from the bottom of the world

blog-0719_zpse345c53dDefinitely one of my favorites; he looks like he’s hitchhiking.blog-0903_zpsbfd65441blog-4366_zpscef2de7aTwo-and-a-half ton elephant seal showing me his teeth. It looked like a yawn, but it’s not—it’s an aggressive act to let us know he has teeth. He’s not even full-grown. They said he’ll still likely double in size. What.blog-3994_zps6cc28a9fThe Lemaire Channelblog-1123_zps5983b486Crabeater seal. They don’t eat crabs. I took this from a zodiac as we passed very close by his piece of ice.blog-1436_zps4c24700dPenguin chick dogpile!!!!!blog-9845_zps0fb6355bHumpback whale!blog-4277_zps0e4af87cThe ICEblog-9134_zps0241264bOrcas in a feeding frenzy. They worked in groups as they chased seals.blog-9740_zps96612d81I did not know that Antarctica had mountains.blog-9994_zpsad306f3aTaken from a zodiac as we cruised along in the waterblog-9824_zps0556ae51More zodiac cruisingblog-9632_zps812b7603Breaching minke whale. This is, apparently, very rare. Our on-board marine biologist, Jimmy, said he had never seen a minke breach before, and he has seen a lot of whales. So this was some serious luck that I caught this moment.blog-1759_zps5cbd1d4aSignature iPhone shot. 😉blog-1322_zpsdaddb103Humpback whale tail. Several humpbacks spent a while playing around the front of our ship–I think everyone on the ship got a shot similar to this because they gave us so many great ops!blog-1343_zps4c1d8405The ice was truly incredible.blog-9900_zps4493105eBunches of crabeater seals. They actually eat krill, just like nearly everything else in Antarctica.blog-4053_zpsefaea8bdThe oh-so-scenic Lemaire Channel againblog-9724_zpscf0cf509In February I went to Antarctica, and it was incredible. Words will never be able to do justice to this place, and photos probably won’t either, but this gives you a taste at least of what this amazing continent is like. I’m writing about it extensively on my Antarctica blog; if you’re interested in following along, join me there. If you want a simple overview of what it was like, you can just go straight to this post.

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