On Wednesday & Thursday of this week I was onboard Corinthian II as their local guide, On Thursday morning we made an early morning zodiac landing at the Neck on Saunders Island. We spent just over 3 hours on the beach looking at the Gentoo, Magellanic & King Penguins and then hiking up the cliff to view the Rockhopper Penguin & Black Browed Albatross on their nests. Below is a selection of images from the morning spent on Saunders Island.
Gentoo Penguins getting ready to come ashore at the Neck
The "Neck" at Saunders Island
Adult Black Browed Albatross sitting on its pedistal nest
Rockhopper Penguin doing what it does best
Scaring on the cliff face made by millions of Rockhopper Penguins climbing to their nests over the centuries
King Penguin chicks from the last breeding season
Adult King Penguin