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Prion Island South Georgia by Ella Derbyshire

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Ella Derbyshire Ella Derbyshire
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44
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$53.00 to $164.00
Size
0.08 Gigapixels
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2831
Date added
Apr 12, 2008
Date taken
Mar 04, 2008
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Nikon D80's

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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.


Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. Ella Derbyshire

    Ella Derbyshire (May 01, 2008, 12:42AM )

    We were on an tour of the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Our ship was a small Russian research vessel that now takes travelers to the Arctic and Antarctic. My trip was arranged through Geographic Expeditions. Quark Expeditions is the tour company. If you get an opportunity for such a trip, I highly recommend a small vessel that goes to locales that are less traveled. Thanks for looking at my panoramas

  2. Bruce Perry

    Bruce Perry (April 29, 2008, 06:08PM )

    How did you get to all these wonderful South Atlantic locations? Was it an expedition or a tour?

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