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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Ella Derbyshire
- Explore score
- 0.08 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Apr 12, 2008
- Date taken
- Mar 04, 2008
Prion Island is in the Bay of Isles at the north end of South Georgia. There was a boardwalk under construction when we were there in March 2008. It was over half done, and it gave us a nice beginning to the long climb up the slippery, wet gully to the plateau that you see here.
The main attraction of the island are the Wandering Albatrosses and Southern Giant Petrels that nest on the plateau. The boardwalk will eventually take travelers to the top without disturbing animals or vegetation and without risking sprained ankles. Trust me, walking in the gully and in the tussock grass is quite a challenge.
Beyond the Bay of Isles in this panorama you see the rugged peaks and glaciers of South Georgia.