Antarctica – Quick Update

Happy New Year from an Antarctica Native


I just arrived back in far southern Chile after an incredible trip to the Antarctic Peninsula, Elephant Island, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, and am leaving in the morning for 4 days in Tierra Del Fuego (another ship), including a visit at Cape Horn (the southernmost point of South America) – weather permitting.

Enjoy these pictures


Gentoo Penguin

Two curious King Penguin Chicks – we’re supposed to stay 5 meters away from them, but they obviously didn’t get the memo.

This is one small part of the world’s largest (King) Penguin Colony – 150,000 Breeding Pairs (If we can believe our guides)- what a racket

A young Elephant Seal – they molt anually, and look pretty ratty.

Fur Seal

Gentoo Penguin and two chicks

Fin Whale right next to the ship – amazing !

The lighting was incredible

Author: George Basch

George Basch (aka Curious George) has circled the globe as an Adventurer, Explorer, Photographer and a Creative Entrepreneurial Businessman.

He’s been on all seven continents, and in more countries than he’s taken the time to count, and is still going strong as an explorer / adventurer after celebrating his 81st birthday in March 2018.

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18 thoughts on “Antarctica – Quick Update

  1. Great photos from what looks like a terrific adventure George. Winter shaping up nicely in Taos, 2 storms in an another on Monday leaving us with welcome snow! Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks. This has been an incredible adventure, and I have some “interesting” thoughts for a follow-up. If not now, when? Yes indeed, lets discuss.

  2. George the photos are wonderful and this trip looks like all the experiences you wanted and more! Happy 2019 and I’ll see you mid-Winter.

  3. Happy New Year to you Dear George. What a Year you have created. Many blessings and thanks for sharing your journey and stories with us.

    1. Thanks Lauren, and a wonderful year to all of you. There were some delightful, engaging South Africans on out ship. Glad I could speak the language.

  4. George,
    Stay safe and warm. It was minus 4 in Taos, so you are probably toastier than back home. All the Best for the New Year.

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