St. Andrews Bay: the penguin-packed crown of South Georgia
It’s highly likely that, if you ever pay a visit to the visually stunning sub-Antarctic island chain of South Georgia, one of your favorite sites (and sights) will be the picture-perfect shoreline of St. Andrews Bay.
It’s not just the scores of king penguins there – around 150,000 make up the St. Andrews rookery, the largest in South Georgia – although this is the most obvious reason.
And it might not even be the area’s ample population of southern elephant seals and Antarctic fur seals that will inspire you to see St. Andrews Bay.
But the combination of all this wondrous wildlife with the undeniable, jaw-dropping beauty of the remote sub-Antarctic landscape is enough to make St. Andrews a virtually irresistible South Georgia cruise destination.
Don’t just take our word for it, though: Here are 12 terrific St. Andrews Bay pictures that speak louder than words - and far more colorfully.
1. Tequila (with a dash of amaretto) sunrise over St. Andrews
2. Smiling St. Andrews Bay Antarctic fur seal pup
3. South Georgia pipit taking some down time at St. Andrews
4. St. Andrews Bay and its big, bold, beautiful mountains
5. The seemly southern elephant seals of St. Andrews
5. St. Andrews Bay scenic shoreline walks
6. Southern elephant seal pup playing cute at St. Andrews
7. St. Andrews Bay’s soothing, sun-kissed beaches
8. King penguin waiting for the St. Andrews tourists
9. Two St. Andrews locals (Antarctic fur seal and king penguin) getting the lay of the land
10. Finally, the great king penguin colony at St. Andrews Bay
11. And another of the St. Andrews king penguin colony