Gone to See Antarctica 2014/2015. Hurtigruten Christmas Voyage on the MS Fram. Day 14: Elephant Island, South Shetland Islands.
Pair of Snowy Sheathbill’s and a Chinstrap Penguin on Elephant Island. This was at the desolate beach on Point Wild where Ernest Shackleton’s crew survived for 4 months in 1916 while Shackelton managed to sail to South Georgia and ultimately assured their rescue. I assume that the Sheathbill’s (as well as the Penguins and Seals) would have been on the menu for the sailors during this time. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/16, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.
Having spent only one hour on this desolate beach, it is amazing that the twenty some sailors/adventurers survived for 4+ months. This was only the 2nd time that the MS Fram was able to land passengers at this historic location.