A curious Brown Skua (Peyton McCollum)
A curious Brown Skua
Setting off towards the Falkland Islands on Ortelius (Peyton McCollum)
Setting off towards the Falkland Islands on Ortelius
Sunset our first night at sea (Peyton McCollum)
Sunset our first night at sea
Sunset reflected in the Ortelius windows (Peyton McCollum)
Sunset reflected in the Ortelius windows
One of many navigational map photos I took along the way (Peyton McCollum)
One of many navigational map photos I took along the way
Commerson Dolphins (Peyton McCollum)
Commerson Dolphins
Giant Petrel (Peyton McCollum)
Giant Petrel
Cormorant (Peyton McCollum)
Cormorant
Albatross (Peyton McCollum)
Albatross
Magellanic Penguin (Peyton McCollum)
Magellanic Penguin
Ship graveyard in Stanley, Falkland Islands (Peyton McCollum)
Ship graveyard in Stanley, Falkland Islands
Layers of paint on old ship (Peyton McCollum)
Layers of paint on old ship
Abandoned ship in Stanley (Peyton McCollum)
Abandoned ship in Stanley
Rusted ship in Stanley (Peyton McCollum)
Rusted ship in Stanley
Gentoo Penguin feet (Peyton McCollum)
Gentoo Penguin feet
Gentoo Penguins in Lagoon Bluff Cove, Falkland Islands (Peyton McCollum)
Gentoo Penguins in Lagoon Bluff Cove, Falkland Islands
Friendly Gentoo Penguin (Peyton McCollum)
Friendly Gentoo Penguin
King Penguin and chick (Peyton McCollum)
King Penguin and chick
Gentoo Penguin (Peyton McCollum)
Gentoo Penguin
King Penguins, Right Whale Bay (Peyton McCollum)
King Penguins, Right Whale Bay
Young Fur Seal (Peyton McCollum)
Young Fur Seal
Field of fur seals, Right Whale Bay (Peyton McCollum)
Field of fur seals, Right Whale Bay
Posing King Penguins, Salisbury Plain (Peyton McCollum)
Posing King Penguins, Salisbury Plain
King Penguins challenge the camera (Peyton McCollum)
King Penguins challenge the camera
King Penguins (Peyton McCollum)
King Penguins
The King Penguin strut (Peyton McCollum)
The King Penguin strut
A lucky morning at Salisbury Plain, South Georgia (Peyton McCollum)
A lucky morning at Salisbury Plain, South Georgia
Salisbury Plain (Peyton McCollum)
Salisbury Plain
A particularly adorable fur seal pup (Peyton McCollum)
A particularly adorable fur seal pup
King Penguins single file (Peyton McCollum)
King Penguins single file
King Penguin couple positioning (Peyton McCollum)
King Penguin couple positioning
King Penguins as far as the eye can see (Peyton McCollum)
King Penguins as far as the eye can see
Fur Seal, Prion Island (Peyton McCollum)
Fur Seal, Prion Island
Wandering Albatross (Peyton McCollum)
Wandering Albatross
Maccaroni Penguins (Peyton McCollum)
Maccaroni Penguins
Abandoned ship in Grytviken (Peyton McCollum)
Abandoned ship in Grytviken
The grave of Ernest Shackleton (Peyton McCollum)
The grave of Ernest Shackleton
Elephant Seals in Grytviken (Peyton McCollum)
Elephant Seals in Grytviken
Elephant Seals and King Penguins in Gold Harbour (Peyton McCollum)
Elephant Seals and King Penguins in Gold Harbour
Elephant Seal molting (Peyton McCollum)
Elephant Seal molting
Entering Drygalski Fjord (Peyton McCollum)
Entering Drygalski Fjord
Drygalski Fjord (Peyton McCollum)
Drygalski Fjord
The might Ortelius which kept us safe throughout (Peyton McCollum)
The might Ortelius which kept us safe throughout
Combatting 100km/h of wind (Peyton McCollum)
Combatting 100km/h of wind
Typical view from our room porthole while heading South (Peyton McCollum)
Typical view from our room porthole while heading South
Iceberg (Peyton McCollum)
Iceberg
Iceberg near Paulet Island (Peyton McCollum)
Iceberg near Paulet Island
Zodiaks and Ortelius from Paulet Island (Peyton McCollum)
Zodiaks and Ortelius from Paulet Island
Unreal iceberg, one of thousands (Peyton McCollum)
Unreal iceberg, one of thousands
Ice near Paulet Island (Peyton McCollum)
Ice near Paulet Island
Adelie Penguins (Peyton McCollum)
Adelie Penguins
Young Adelie Penguin (Peyton McCollum)
Young Adelie Penguin
Enormous iceberg (Peyton McCollum)
Enormous iceberg
Beautiful ice formation (Peyton McCollum)
Beautiful ice formation
A friendly iceberg, "hello!" (Peyton McCollum)
A friendly iceberg, "hello!"
A Gentoo Penguin gets VERY close at Brown Bluff (Peyton McCollum)
A Gentoo Penguin gets VERY close at Brown Bluff
Kelp Gulls (Peyton McCollum)
Kelp Gulls
Leopard Seal, Cierva Cove (Peyton McCollum)
Leopard Seal, Cierva Cove
Leopard Seal (Peyton McCollum)
Leopard Seal
Leopard Seal (Peyton McCollum)
Leopard Seal
Orne Island view (Peyton McCollum)
Orne Island view
Sunset from the Ortelius deck (Peyton McCollum)
Sunset from the Ortelius deck
Humpback whale (Peyton McCollum)
Humpback whale
Humpback whale rainbow (Peyton McCollum)
Humpback whale rainbow
Humpback whale (Peyton McCollum)
Humpback whale
Humpback whale posturing (Peyton McCollum)
Humpback whale posturing
Humpback whale dive (Peyton McCollum)
Humpback whale dive
Sunset reflections, Errera Channel (Peyton McCollum)
Sunset reflections, Errera Channel
Lemaire Channel (Peyton McCollum)
Lemaire Channel
Incredible morning light, Lemaire Channel (Peyton McCollum)
Incredible morning light, Lemaire Channel
Sunrise, Antarctica style (Peyton McCollum)
Sunrise, Antarctica style
Whale carcass, Port Lockroy (Peyton McCollum)
Whale carcass, Port Lockroy
Bergy bit (Peyton McCollum)
Bergy bit
Gentoo Penguin playing in the sun (Peyton McCollum)
Gentoo Penguin playing in the sun
Gentoo Penguins, Port Lockroy (Peyton McCollum)
Gentoo Penguins, Port Lockroy
Humpback whale, Gerlache Strait (Peyton McCollum)
Humpback whale, Gerlache Strait
Feeding at the water surface (Peyton McCollum)
Feeding at the water surface
Weddell seal relaxing (Peyton McCollum)
Weddell seal relaxing
Humpback whale and baby swim past Ortelius (Peyton McCollum)
Humpback whale and baby swim past Ortelius
Blue-eyed shag (Peyton McCollum)
Blue-eyed shag
Our final sunset as we leave for Drake's Passage (Peyton McCollum)
Our final sunset as we leave for Drake's Passage
I finally made it to Antarctica! (Peyton McCollum)
I finally made it to Antarctica!
My bunkmates - from Germany, Norway and Netherlands (Peyton McCollum)
My bunkmates - from Germany, Norway and Netherlands
Entire crew at Brown Bluff, photo courtesy of Rolf Stange (Peyton McCollum)
Entire crew at Brown Bluff, photo courtesy of Rolf Stange
K. Peyton McCollum
Antarctica - pure awe for 19 days...