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Maiviken (Norwegian for May Bay), on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, is the area where I study Antarctic fur seals and Gentoo penguins. During the summer thousands of fur seals come onto the beaches and surround the lake to have their pups. Several hundred gentoos have a colony here just beyond the lake behi...
In this panorama of the beach at St Andrews Bay, South Georgia you can see all the Elephant Seals occupying their breeding areas on the beach. Each male Elephant Seal will defend his harem of dozens of females, in order to mate with them, weighing several tonnes their battles can be incredibly violent and make the grou...
This is part of the King Penguin colony at St Andrews Bay, South Georgia. There are several hundred thousand pairs that breed here, and thousands of Elephant seals too. You might have seen the Elephant Seal battle on the BBC's Frozen Planet series, well, that was filmed here.