Travel & Nature: A King Penguin & Fur Seal Experience

A once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Antarctic island of South Georgia to photograph native King Penguins & Fur Seals, captured by Kathleen Hertel Photography

In January, 2015, Kathleen Hertel experienced the opportunity of a lifetime. The Maryland-based photographer embarked on an adventure to South Georgia; an uninhabited island in the southern Atlantic Ocean between Antarctica and the southern coast of Argentina. So few people have ever visited the island, the wildlife is unafraid and will readily approach the humans encroaching upon their territory. This made for some incredible photo opportunities! The practice of whaling has nearly eliminated the only natural predator of the Fur Seal, so Kathleen was surrounded by hundreds of adorable, baby Fur Seals. In addition to the seals, there were around 10,000 King Penguins on the island, curious about their new visitors. With the beautiful mountains in the background, crystal clear water, and beautiful, unspoiled wildlife in the foreground, Kathleen Hertel Photography allows us to take a glimpse of this remote part of the world that most of us will never have the opportunity to experience for ourselves. Thank you, Kathleen, for sharing this experience with us!

A once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Antarctic island of South Georgia to photograph native King Penguins & Fur Seals, captured by Kathleen Hertel Photography
Photography by: Kathleen Hertel Photography
A once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Antarctic island of South Georgia to photograph native King Penguins & Fur Seals, captured by Kathleen Hertel Photography
Photography by: Kathleen Hertel Photography
A once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Antarctic island of South Georgia to photograph native King Penguins & Fur Seals, captured by Kathleen Hertel Photography
Photography by: Kathleen Hertel Photography
A once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Antarctic island of South Georgia to photograph native King Penguins & Fur Seals, captured by Kathleen Hertel Photography
Photography by: Kathleen Hertel Photography
A once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Antarctic island of South Georgia to photograph native King Penguins & Fur Seals, captured by Kathleen Hertel Photography
Photography by: Kathleen Hertel Photography

 

~Caroline

 

Photographer:  Kathleen Hertel Photography//

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