South Georgia is a penguin wonderland. Standing overlooking St Andrew’s Bay, it looks like a Where’s Wally? cartoon, only with king penguin. They fill up every inch of the beach, and the honking cacophony will titillate your ears.
But the king penguin are not the only reason we advocate that wildlife lovers come to South Georgia. Elephant seal and fur seal will come up to greet you on Fortuna Bay, especially the pups as they are particularly curious. The larger male fur seal are known as thugs as they can be territorial and prone to aggression, but don’t worry, it’s the king penguin which suddenly have to get out of the way!
Amongst South Georgia’s glaciers and lakes, plenty other species have made their homes. Birders will want to spot the huge wandering albatross which nest here, and there are macaroni and gentoo penguin in addition to the aforementioned king penguin. The tuxedoed South Georgia shag, the native South Georgia pintail duck, and the tiny, puffed up South Georgia pipit are all endemic species, and your chances of sightings are high.