The wildlife density found on South Georgia Island is mind-bending and not easily or adequately portrayed in a picture. On a ridge overlooking this long beach, the king penguin rookery was filled with birds and raucous noises.
The different colors, notably the brown stripes in the crowd of birds are the young chicks sporting a dense and fluffy layer of down, and they are standing nearby the water sources which define the shapes.
Our ship, the M/V Orteleus sits offshore in the blue waters. On my previous visit to this location three years ago, the snow and wind picked up ferociously and required us to leave the beach as soon as possible and return to the ship early. This sunny and rather calm day was quite a contrast.