South Georgia
Penguins in great landscape
Explore South Georiga in early summer
We invite you to join us on a very special 15 days (14 nights) South Georgia photo tour in October / November 2023. WildPhoto Travel will be chartering the entire ship, M/V Polar Pioneer, for two photographer only expeditions - 21.10-04.11 2023 and 04.11-18.11 2023. There will be a maximum of 53 guests, together with 5 photo guides. Get ready for an exciting photo expedition to South Georgia!
The main focus on our South Georgia photo tours will be penguins, seabirds, seals and landscape. South Georgia is one of the hotspots for breeding King penguins, Gentoo penguins and Macaroni penguins, and some of the beaches are over-flooded with these birds. We will be landing early on the beaches to get the best light conditions, which you will miss on ordinary tourist trips. There are also breeding colonies of albatrosses on the islands.
The Elephant seals and Antarctic fur seals have entered the beaches in late October, and we will have a lot of action and photo opportunities when these animals are fighting over the females and the best spots on the beach.
We will schedule longer stops than usual on a normal South Georgia photo tour when going ashore . We do this in order to provide participants with enough time to get excellent pictures. We use 5 zodiac boats to get ashore or when searching for the wildlife at sea.
With 9 full days around South Georgia, these expeditions are for nature photographers who want more quality time with the sub-antarctic wildlife and landscape.
Itinerary South Georgia
Based on previous South Georgia photo tours in October/November we plan to use the travel route as illustrated on the map, but this may change due to ice, weather and other conditions.
DAY 1 - Departure from Port Stanley, the Falkland Islands.
DAY 2-3 - At sea, heading toward South Georgia.
DAY 4 - First landing in South Georgia.
DAY 5-12 - We are visiting some of the best areas for wildlife and landscape photography, such as Salisbury Plains, St. Andrews Bay, Gold Harbour, Cooper Bay, Drygalski fjord and other great places.
DAY 13-14 - At sea heading toward the Falkland islands.
DAY 15 - Return back to Port Stanley, the Falkland Islands. Transfer to the airport.
Svalbard-Greenland winter
Trip reports South Georgia
WildPhoto have organized several photo expeditions and we will upload trip report below soon.
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