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On a February morning of this awesome 16-day Antarctic voyage, we anchored and landed in St. Andrew's Bay in South Georgia.  It was one of the most gorgeous moments on our trip, with beautifully calm waters, mild air temperatures, and breathtakingly abundant wildlife, such as king and Gentoo penguins, elephant and fur seals, and skuas. I could not resist photographing this king penguin incubating an egg against the backdrop of thousands that dotted this gorgeous landscape. It was the epitome of what this grand continent is all about.
Kathleen San Martino, 43
Jersey City, New Jersey

DIY: I traveled with Galápagos Travel ( because they specialize in exotic, education-oriented nature tours. They allocated the longest stay on South Georgia with respected scientists. In addition, the itinerary also included a trip to the Antarctica continent, all for a reasonable price.

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