Can you feel the chill? It’s a cloudy day and the waters surrounding South Georgia Island are icy cold.
Our boat enters the protected waters of the Drygalski Fjord, a long, mile-wide bay cutting into the island.
Glacial ice empties into the fjord, and occasionally large chunks of ice break off or “calve” into the sea.
On Canada’s Prince Edward Island, the waters of this salt marsh wind through a maze of grasses, eventually merging with the sea.
These four images may be the very last ones of penguins that I ever post! Have I said that before?
These penguins, mostly Gentoos, huddle together against the swirling sand of the Falkland Islands.
These stately King penguins are taking a stroll along the shore of South Georgia Island.
Can anyone figure out why this penguin is named a Chinstrap?
And last, but certainly not least, this King penguin chick is not yet ready to learn what will become its most amazing skill: swimming.
First it has to lose the hair!
This lighthouse on the coast of Victoria, Australia, stands at the narrow and treacherous entrance into Port Phillip Bay. The passage into the bay, nicknamed “The Rip,” is known to be one of the most dangerous in the world.
Oh, and also a glacier! This inlet on the Antarctic peninsula has a variety of inviting features, despite the cold. Named Neko Harbor after a Scottish whaling vessel, it is now part of a whaling sanctuary which extends for millions of square miles around the continent.
The setting sun is giving an otherworldly look to this pleasant spot in Laguna Beach, California.
This surreal sunset leans more toward digital art than photography, although it had its origins in a long exposure after a coastal storm. Photography does lend itself to experimentation!