Flora & Fauna South Orkney Islands

Antarctic Peninsula

Region: Antarctica

Destinations: South Orkney Islands

Several smaller colonies of all the three penguins species of the pygoscelid family; Adélie, Gentoo and Chinstrap can be found near small beaches and lower cliffs. In the crags of the steep rock walls, Pintado Petrels (Cape Pigeons) and Snow Petrels breed and the rocky shores and few beaches are often taken by Fur Seals. In the seas surrounding the islands often whales are spotted.

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