Schlagwort: Antarctica

Hanna Michel

Back to the cold: South Georgia // Zurück in die Kälte: Südgeorgien

EN: First visit of South Georgia this season! February is the perfect time of year to observe the female Antarctic Fur Seals nurse their pups. The lactation period is much longer in this species compared to the other Antarctic seal species – up to 4 months! The moms can’t stay with their pups the entire…

Less than one week away from Antarctica! // Weniger als eine Woche bis zur Antarktis!

EN: The vast majority of Antarctic cruise operators are members of IAATO, the International Association Of Antarctic Tour Operators. All staff working on these expedition cruises have to pass the IAATO online assessment each season to demonstrate that we are familiar with regulations within the Antarctica Treaty as well as IAATO’s guidelines. After pretty much…

Encounter at eye level in Antarctica // Begegnung auf Augenhöhe in der Antarktis

EN: You know you got the right job when it doesn’t feel like work 🙂 I love this picture of a penguin approaching me carefully at the end of a landing on one of the South Shetland Islands. Generally, animals in Antarctica aren’t afraid of humans, as this curious Gentoo penguin demonstrates. We keep a…

Get to know the Adélie penguin! // Darf ich vorstellen: der Adeliepinguin!

The first little guy I would like to introduce you to is the one I have chosen as the “header” of the website: The Adélie penguin Pygoscelis adeliae. Like all penguins, Adélies are flightless birds that are perfectly adapted to life at sea. Over millions of years their wings have become flipper-like and allow them…