South Georgia is home to more unspoiled wildlife than you could possibly imagine. Penguin populations alone run well into the millions as do the populations of elephant seals and fur seals.
This is probably the only place in the world intrepid travelers can get up close and personal with so much nature. The area is well controlled by naturalists, so humans do not damage the fragile ecosystem. Touching the animals is not allowed, but if you you sit still, elephant pups will happily come up and give you a big nudge with their noses.
Colonies of king penguins on Salisbury Plains stretch 100's of acres. Whilst closer to shore, large bull fur seals defend their harems against would-be usurpers. A brand new baby pup, still tethered to the placenta, recieves a gentle kiss from mum.
A very rare breed of giant penguin.
Photo credit: Chris Bray