Hannah Point

A rocky outcropping in southwest Livingstone Island, Hannah Point is the second-largest island of the South Shetlands

Antarctic Peninsula

Region: Antarctica

Destinations: Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Highlight of Hannah Point

Hannah Point is a popular stop for Antarctic cruises, as it is home to one of the most diverse animal hotspots of the Antarctic Peninsula. To the northwest, Hannah Point is connected to the wide breadth of Walker Bay, which has an equally wide beach. 

Hannah Point’s Winged Wildlife

Fossils can be seen along the shoreline, as well as a variety of wildlife: Both chinstrap and gentoo penguins nest here, but there are also breeding pairs of macaroni penguins, a rare species on the Antarctic Peninsula. Blue-eyed shags and giant petrels are confirmed breeders on Hannah Point too, and elephant seals are frequent visitors. Several wallows of the largest seal species in the world can be found on Hannah Point.

Travel Restrictions on Hannah Point

As Hannah Point is crowded with wildlife during the breeding season, the area is vulnerable to human disturbance. Caution must be observed while on shore. At the height of the breeding season, the area is closed to visitors to prevent disturbance to the animals.

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