Paradise in Antarctica
A chilly zodiac cruise took us to the amazing Paradise Bay. The views of these towering mountains reflection on the calm ocean made this truly a paradise.
We cruised as the summer chill breeze caressed us. Surrounded by calm waters, gigantic mountains and abundant wildlife, no wonder this place is called the Paradise Bay!
The humpback whale decided to pop back up, disturbing the seagull resting on the ocean in Wilhelmina Bay in Antarctica...
A fluke, close up
No landing zone
A big splash
Taking in the fresh air
Seals on the lookout
Seals watching us
The lonely walk
A chinstrap penguin, hiking it's way back up after a swim in the cold ocean.
Carpet of dreams
Peltier Channel is a channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) long, in a NE-SW direction, seems like its filled with pure white milk. Just magical!
Magical Peltier Channel
Gentoo penguins walking on their highways to go swimming (or lunch perhaps?)
As we got close to Yankee Harbor in Antarctica, we got sight of amazing glaciers that spread for miles almost blinding us.
Road to Mount Cook
Just on this day, on our road trip in the South Island, the weather wasn't friendly. It was cloudy and drizzling and a bit too cold. Nevertheless, the road to mount cook, was all worth it :)
As we took off from the cloudy Whittier, we embarked on a cruise watching whales, dolphins, seals and we turned a corner and surprise! The Surprise Glaciers :)